Flashing Dashboard Lights

A new report shows Tennessee is often in the lower echelon when compared to other states in a variety of areas.

The Opioid Effect

Knox County Opioid prescription rate

A University of Tennessee study is the first to quantify the workforce impact of the prescription drug epidemic.

The Slowdown from the Shutdown

Slower growth attributed to the monthlong partial shutdown of the federal government is among UT economists’ concerns.

Knox 2018: The Economy

One of the long-noted ironies of life in East Tennessee is that in a region dominated politically for a century and a half by the Republican Party and its limited-government philosophy, the economy relies significantly on the federal and state governments.