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Old 09-04-2007, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
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The 2007 Book of Lists (http://www.print2webcorp.com/news/Mountaineer/BookofLists/20070602/p01.asp - broken link) published by The Business Journal of Tri-Cities TN/VA (broken link) is a terrific resource as it lists the area's largest employers, top personnel firms and businesses of many different kinds. I also suggest flipping throught the archived editions of the The Business Journal to learn more about potential opportunities in this area.
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:14 PM
 
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My husband and I moved to JC over four years ago. Having lived in many places across the country, to include large cities, and small cities, we truly enjoy the area. The people are nice, the economy has picked up in the last two years (to bring in more large retail) ... it is an easy access via interstate to many places to visit = 6 hours to DC, 5.5 hours to Charleston, SC, a little over 4 hours to Atlanta, an hour to Asheville, NC, and 8 hours to Jacksonville, FL. With a lot of family in Phoenix, it is an easy flight (short trip to Atlanta, and then less than four hour flight from Atlanta to Phoenix).

The people are very friendly! The biggest downfall is the high sales tax, but the lack of state income tax makes up for it. Love it in JC!
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I know the editors of this journal and they do put out an exceptional periodical. I got to know a lot of the local publishers while in business school at ETSU and some of the local economic/demographic "number gatherers" and they are all a fine group of people.

That said, as with any area, a prospective resident needs to examine the jobs in their field vs. what is available locally. If someone is in medical or education, the Tri-Cities can be a great area. For many other fields, it is weak, unless you work at a prestigious employer like Eastman. Each person's situation is different, and while the Tri-Cities doesn't work for me, there are some people it works well for.
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