Johnson City YTD sales tax collections up, Kingsport-Bristol down

Tri-Cities metro areas joined Morristown to trail Knoxville and the state in year-over-year October retail sales tax collections. Kingsport-Bristol also had the worst year-over-year performance of any metro area in the state. So far, this year … [Read more...]

How local city household incomes, worker wages look in Census multi-year estimates

A recently-released set of Census Bureau social and economic multi-year estimates offers a glimpse over a period of time at the six major cities in the Tri-Cities region in their recovery from the Great Recession and still evolving restructuring to a … [Read more...]

Indicators point to strong Q4 home sales in Sullivan, Washington counties

Reports from Attom Data's Solutions and the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors (NETAR) point to the same thing – strong fourth quarter home sales. Sullivan and Washington counties led East Tennessee on Attom's Q3 Pre-Mover Housing … [Read more...]

Local economy adds jobs, unemployment rates low – but all is not well

The Tri-Cities economy continued adding jobs in October, and the region's unemployment rate was in the mid-3% range while labor participation lagged. It has become a common "good-news, bad-news" factor as the region continues to struggle with chronic … [Read more...]