Sullivan sees more renters, new complexes ramp up competition, area homeownership rates slip

The number of renters in Washington and Sullivan counties increased by almost 5,000 in the six years between 2010 and 2016. And, the lion's share of that increase came in Washington County. But look for some change when Census numbers for 2017 show … [Read more...]

Mid-year wage corrections illustrate bumpy road in Kingsport-Bristol

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) mid-year average private sector wage corrections are complete. The result was half of the monthly averages in the four-county Kingsport-Bristol Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) were lowered and the Tri-Cities' … [Read more...]

Kingsport-Bristol continues region’s best sales tax collection performance

Kingsport-Bristol continued seeing the best sales tax collections performance in Northeast Tennessee in June. Middle State Tennessee University's monthly report of seasonally adjusted collections shows the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area … [Read more...]