August Tri-Cities employment the lowest since 2002

  By DON FENLEY August employment in the Tri-Cities was lower than it was at the bottom of the Great Recession. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ household survey 216,550 people were employed last month.  That’s a … [Read more...]

ETSU retail sales report shows Tri-Cities gains, but…..

ETSU economist Steb Hipple’s second quarter Tri-Cities Retail Sales report shows the dollar value was up in all three of the Tri’s major cities. That’s a marked improvement over the first quarter. But don’t’ break out the bubbly just … [Read more...]

August sales tax collections increase in 3 of 4 NE Tenn. MSAs

Sales tax collections of three of the four NE Tenn. MSAs tracked an almost identical year-over-year increases in August. According to MTSU’s Business and Economic Research Center adjusted collections were 3.8% higher in the Johnson City MSA, 3.6% … [Read more...]

Eastman Chemical Co ICIS Company of the Year

The company performed consistently and strongly in the ICIS ratio-based analysis with its year-on-year improvements. Another major deal could set the stage for further profit … [Read more...]