The volume of good economic news coming out of Hawkins County is almost enough to make elected officials and the chamber of commerce giddy. After a decade of stagnation, a revival of industrial growth – some public, some off the… Read More ›
Month: October 2017
Social Security COLA increase will boost Tri-Cities economy by $3.6 million a month, but it’s nothing for elders to cheer about
The Tri-Cities economy will get a $3.3 million a month bump when local residents get their first Social Security checks that include the 2018 cost-of-living adjustment (COAL). The 2% increase is the first substantial increase in years and means the… Read More ›
Remember the adage that a rising economy raises all boats. Today’s economy is showing that’s not always the case. While there’s ample evidence the Tri-Cities economy is seeing gains, demographics show the population picture is soft – very soft in… Read More ›
Although Washington County, TN has the youngest median age in the Tri-Cities (40.3 years) it has the largest number of nursing homes in 2017. Data source: National Association of Counties.
Knoxville was the only Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in Northeast Tennessee with a positive August year-over-year gain in retail sales tax collections. Kingsport-Bristol and the Johnson City MSA were in a two-month collections slump, and Morristown saw its four-month streak… Read More ›
Sullivan County received some strong positive housing affordability information in Attom Data Solutions Home Affordability Index. Sullivan was the only Tennessee county among those included in the index that had a more affordable index rating than it did during Q3… Read More ›