Report: Tennessee a Hotspot for Inflation-Based Price Increases

by Jon Styf


Nashville ranked 14th in the country in the number of businesses that reported moderate or large price increases in a new poll from LendingTree. Tennessee, meanwhile, ranked 11th among all states.

The report, based on the U.S. Census Bureau Small Business Pulse Survey, said that 80.2% of businesses in Nashville reported those increases.

Milwaukee, Charlotte, Columbus and Orlando led the list with businesses reporting those increases.

“Considering how much inflation has risen, I’m not surprised so many businesses have seen prices rise,” LendingTree chief credit analyst Matt Schulz said. “Higher costs have touched on virtually every aspect of our lives in the past year, and businesses have certainly been hit hard, too.”

Overall, 82.8% of Tennessee businesses reported increases. In the entire country, 24.2% of businesses reported that they would be seeking new supply chain options, a significant increase from the 14.0% the year before.

Memphis ranked lowest on the list of the country’s 50 largest metros with just 55.5% of businesses reporting moderate to large price increases.

In the country, 78.6% of businesses reported the increases. Manufacturing businesses, in particular, were hurt as 92.7% reported increases and 46.7% reported they’d be looking for new suppliers in the next six months.

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Jon Styf is an award-winning editor and reporter who has worked in Illinois, Texas, Wisconsin, Florida and Michigan in local newsrooms over the past 20 years, working for Shaw Media, Hearst and several other companies. Styf is a reporter for The Center Square. 
Photo “Couple Buying Groceries” by Jack Sparrow.




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2 Thoughts to “Report: Tennessee a Hotspot for Inflation-Based Price Increases”

  1. Truthy McTruthFace

    ‘real’ inflation is at least 15 percent

    the gov figures are manipulated to make them lower than reality.

    1. 83ragtop50

      You are 100% correct. And that is not a manipulated number.