February Tri-Cities jobs, employment reports positive

By DON FENLEY The Tri-Cities jobs and employment was positive in February according to preliminary reports that measure employment and jobs. That’s a reversal from a previous pattern where the current population survey showed a decline in … [Read more...]

Johnson City MSA foreclosure, delinquent mortgage rates continue trending lower

By DON FENLEY Although foreclosure rates drifted slightly higher in December and January the overall trend the for Johnson City MSA continues to be downward. According to CoreLogic's current report foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans … [Read more...]

Kingsport-Bristol foreclosures, delinquent mortgages continue trending lower

By DON FENLEY Foreclosure and delinquent mortgage rates in Kingsport-Bristol continued trending lower in January according to CoreLogic’s most recent report. CoreLogic’s data show the rate of foreclosures in the four-county area among … [Read more...]

Who got the biggest share of Tri-Cities retail sales in 2014?

By DON FENLEY The surge of retail sales that began last summer continued into the fourth quarter of 2104 and this time there was job creation data behind sales. In his Q4 Retail Sales Report analysis ETSU economist Dr. Steb Hipple wrote, “In … [Read more...]