Kingsport-Bristol Aug. avg. wage increases, Johnson City MSA flat

The average private sector wage for Kingsport-Bristol workers increased in August when compared to August last year while there was a no change for Johnson City MSA workers.  But that’s not all bad. No change was an improvement from Johnson City’s … [Read more...]

August reports show continued Tri-Cities labor market improvements

Tri-Cities labor market is pushing through the seasonal soft spot and continued trending higher in August. Preliminary, non-adjusted nonfarm job numbers from the monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics payroll report show nonfarm jobs made a 1.3% gain … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities retail performance best in 3 years, Bristol is area’s Q2 volume increase super star

Second quarter Tri-Cities retail performance was the best in three years. According to ETSU economist  Steb Hipple’s Tri-Cities Retail Sales Report, Bristol sales were up 15.2% to $290 million, Kingsport rose to $413 million and Johnson City sales … [Read more...]

Cash buyers rock Tri-Cities Aug. sales, FHA sales up, most markets on record pace

Tri-Cities cash buyers continued rocking the local housing market in August. According to RealtyTrac’s current Home Sales Report, local cash buyers claimed a higher share of sales than the national average. Greene and Unicoi counties saw the … [Read more...]