MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Here’s just one indication that Tennessee’s recession hasn’t been as deep or as damaging as what other southern states have experienced.
Neighboring states have suffered a significant number of bank failures in recent months, while Tennessee hasn’t had a bank close in nearly a decade.
Georgia has had 27 banks fail so far this year. Alabama and North Carolina had two bank closings each in 2011. Mississippi and Arkansas have both closed a single bank in recent months. A Kentucky bank failed last year.