Bristol TN and VA lead cities home sales growth rate; Erwin, Elizabethton, Johnson City net best price gains

Last year was a banner year for single-family home sales in Bristol TN and VA. Twin Cities resales’ year-over-year annual growth rate dramatically outperformed every other city market in the 2017 annual Trends Report from the Northeast Tennessee … [Read more...]

Large number of Tri-Cities residents of prime working age absent from labor market

Current Census estimates for the Tri-Cities show almost one-in-three people age 20 through 64 didn’t work in 2016. And the age group with the largest share of those who didn’t work were 55 to 64, typical the years for highest earning. The numbers … [Read more...]

Benchmark: Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP spending in the Tri-Cities

Now that we're in a new year and the 2017 tax cut/reform is in place some in Congress have turned their focus on reforms/cuts in social programs to help defray the projected deficit the tax cuts will produce. At the top of the list are Medicaid … [Read more...]

Where the Tri-Cities jobs are and what jobs are in demand

It will be a couple of weeks before the local December labor market data will be available, but there are some late adds to November's report worthy of consideration. MTSU's labor market heat charts are one way to get a partial tracking of … [Read more...]