Powerful insights about the future of the Tri-Cities.

June 26, 2018

Discussions about reunification of the Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol Metropolitan Statistics Area (MSA) have garnered a gratifying volume of interest and support in the past month or so.

On LinkedIn, my blog about the topic was seen by almost 3,000...

April 24, 2018

Almost 20 years ago the Tri-Cities was a single Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). But due to a revised definition of urban areas, it was divided and designated a Combined Statistical Area (CSA) with two metropolitan components. That made the region the data-reportin...

February 2, 2018

Few would argue that the prime Tri-Cities economic development goal is not job creation. Good jobs. Jobs that at the very least afford families the resource for an adequate standard of living that will help grow the Tri-Cities of tomorrow. Before we can look at that ch...

January 12, 2018

It's safe to say that most people don't think of East Tennessee State University, Milligan College, King University or Northeast State as economic development tools. That's too bad because they are. And, if the truth be told, they have as much development potential as...

November 21, 2017

The long-awaited merger of Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health Systems is a cornerstone of this region’s new economy. The Tri-Cities’ economic glass is better than half-full and headed toward a yet undefined new normal.

Why just half full?

The local econo...

October 3, 2017

Whatever else that can be said about the Baby Boom Generation, the fact remains they radically changed virtually everything from the culture to the economy as they moved along their timeline, and that won't be over until the Boomers say it's over. The labor force is a...

August 29, 2017

One of the greatest generational shifts of all time is happening right now, in the Tri-Cities. Baby Boomers are those born between about 1946 - 1964, although the exact dates are debatable. These Baby Boomers have ruled the business world for decades, but they don't se...

June 9, 2017

The Tri-Cities are changing. Since 2008, a slow and uneven recovery has transformed into a thriving service economy. The demographics of this area tell a compelling story.

Local government, economy, technology, and society are all visible indicators of a growing ar...

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John Speropulos is the president of Mitch Cox Realtor, Inc. in Johnson City, Tennessee. John has been serving clients in the Tri-Cities for two decades, and he is passionate about growth and development in northeast Tennessee.

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