center for business and economic research

MUFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new report by Mid-State economists suggests the recovery of new home construction has stalled in Tennessee.

Economists with the Center for Business and Economic Research at Middle Tennessee State University says single family home construction permits began trending higher in the second half of 2011, but stalled out again early this year.

Steve Jensen, president of the Rutherford County Builders Association, concedes recovery is a long way off, but says his members are starting to see some light at the end of the recession tunnel.