MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennessee consumers are feeling much better about the economy, but still intend to keep a tight grip on the family purse strings.
Dr. Tim Graeff heads the quarterly consumer sentiment survey for Middle Tennessee State University. He says the latest numbers clearly show consumer confidence is on the rise. As a result, survey results indicate most Tennesseans plan to spend more money in the near future.
On the down side, when Graeff asked state residents if they planned to buy any big ticket items in the near future most said “No.”