ECONOMY

Ranks of Tri-Cities entrepreneurs increasing

The number of entrepreneurs is increasing in the Tri-Cities. So are their gross receipts. According to the Census Bureau’s latest count, there were 31,009 nonemployer businesses in the seven-county Tri-Cities region in 2017.  That’s a 1.8% increase from the previous… Read More ›

Kingsport-Bristol sales tax collections struggle to recover footing; Johnson City collections make moderate increase

May was another lackluster month for Northeast Tennessee sales tax collections. The three-county Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) almost reached the year-to-date collections growth rate for Northeast Tennessee, and its year-over-year collections were better than the state year-over-year rate… Read More ›

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