How many Tri-Cities residents live where they work and how many commute to their job (revised version)

EDITOR'S NOTE - This is a revised version of the original story to include an update and correction on some of the inflow/outflow numbers. The median commute time in the Tri-Cities is just under 30 minutes. But that's only the Census Bureau's … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities retail sales tax collections recovering from their funk

Retail sales tax collections in both the Tri-Cities two Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) continue their rebound from a steep March funk that dropped collections to a two-year low. Seasonally adjusted totals from Middle Tennessee State … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities June labor market report shows gains, Kingsport-Bristol lags Johnson City MSA performance

June's Tri-Cities' jobs report is a study in contrast. Preliminary, non-adjusted numbers and the trend looks very good in the three-county Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), and OK in the four-county Kingsport-Bristol MSA. It's … [Read more...]