GenZ preferences good news for malls – no so much for downtowns

Here's some good news for malls – not so much for downtowns or big online sellers like Amazon. Generation Z is rapidly coming of age, and new studies show they like hanging out at the mall just as much as their GenX parents did when they were … [Read more...]

Kingsport-Bristol blows the doors off Feb. sales tax collections

Kingsport-Bristol Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) sales tax collections were up an eye-popping 15.6% over February last year and 17.6% better than January following a disappointing beginning of the New Year performance. Both month-over-month … [Read more...]

Washington Co. has highest 2017 regional property tax, Johnson Co. has lowest

Total property taxes levied on single-family homes in the Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee increased 7.3% in 2017 compared to 6% nationwide and 5% in Tennessee. Drilling down to average increases by county shows all were up, but there were … [Read more...]

Johnson City MSA private sector wages continue increasing, more decline for Kingsport-Bristol

Private sector wages were up for the 26th month in the Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in February while they declined again the Kingsport-Bristol MSA. The preliminary, non-adjusted average in the three-county Johnson City MSA was … [Read more...]