Tri-Cities jobs, avg. private sector wage continue trending higher in June

Once you get past the month-over-month fluctuation and the temporary/seasonal layoffs, June was a good month on the Tri-Cities nonfarm jobs front. There were 2,000 more jobs last month than June last year. That's the slowest growth rate so far … [Read more...]

Kingsport-Bristol has second highest June sales tax collection gain in state; Johnson City posts biggest decline

Kingsport-Bristol was back on the retail sales tax collections roller coaster in June. The metro area's year-over-year collections for the month were the second highest in the state – a little less than half the gain in the Nashville metro … [Read more...]

Great Recession remodeled Johnson City metro area’s business landscape

During the first examination of the Census Bureau’s Tri-Cities business patterns report, we established that region lost 635 firms in the 2007-2014 study period. Retail establishments and construction firms took the hardest hit. That was constant for … [Read more...]

Kingsport-Bristol economic recovery winners, losers rated by total businesses, employees, annual payroll

During the first examination of the Census Bureau's Tri-Cities business patterns, we established that region lost 635 firms in the 2007-2014 study period. Retail establishments and construction firms took the hardest hit. But six Kingsport-Bristol … [Read more...]