Tri-Cities sees first real economic growth since 2012; smaller NE Tenn. economies outperforming big metro areas

Last year was the best economy the Tri-Cities has seen in five years. It was the first year since 2012 when the seven-county area posted real economic growth from the previous year. With that said, 2017's real total economic output – gross domestic … [Read more...]

Census tags winners, losers in Johnson City, Kingsport-Bristol metro areas as area economy moves to post-recession norm

The recently released American Community Survey (ACS) census data pointed to 2017 as a growth year for the Tri-Cities. A separate report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows the region saw real economic growth – breaking four years of decline … [Read more...]

Johnson City Aug. sales tax collections growth best this year, Kingsport-Bristol still dominates growth trend

Johnson City's metro area saw its best year-over-year sales tax collection performance in August, but Kingsport-Bristol continued its Tri-Cities growth and market share dominance year-to-date. Seasonally adjusted returns show the Johnson … [Read more...]

Sullivan Co. homes at least affordable index level in 11 years, but there’s more to the issue than just the index

Sullivan County's home affordability index decreased for the second quarter this year to an 11-year low. The opposite was the case in Washington County during Q3. That county's weaker wage growth and a decline in the median home price was enough to … [Read more...]