Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Business Grads Have Most Positive Job Outlook

"Business graduates have the most positive outlook through 2017 because those with business degrees are most likely to work in industries where above average job and wage growth are expected, according to a report from industry analysis firm IBISWorld, MSNBC reports." [Read more at Memphis Business Journal and MSNBC.]

Special Report: State Sales Tax Collections  

"State Sales Tax Collections and Purchasing Power" 
State sales tax collections for April rose 8.8% over the year. Collections for all 10 MSAs increased at least 5%, with five MSAs experiencing double-digit gains.... 
[download report pdf]

Friday, May 11, 2012

Tennessee Housing Market Newsletter 

1st Quarter 2012 newsletter online - Home sales rose significantly in the Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville areas during the quarter, and average home prices fell again, though at a slower pace. [more at Tennessee Housing Market]

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Survey Shows Mixed Views on Local Economy

"Middle Tennessee residents appear to be of two minds about the economy, based on results of the latest Middle Tennessee State University survey of consumer attitudes." [Read more about Tim Graeff's consumer confidence survey (Department of Management and Marketing) in the Tennessean.]