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Supply Chain Lunch and Learns

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is proud to collaborate with FreightWaves and the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturing Association to produce the monthly Supply Chain Lunch and Learn series. These events provide Chattanooga’s supply chain and logistics community with networking opportunities that add value to their organization through education.

Upcoming Lunch and Learns

Impact of Manufacturing and Logistics on Chattanooga's Economy 

Manufacturing and Logistics have a significant impact on Chattanooga’s economy. Charles Wood, Vice President for Economic Development at the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, will discuss the state of the local economy and highlight the growth in these key industry sectors. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of manufacturing and logistics in our economy, an appreciation for the Chamber’s strategies to attract more companies and organizations, and opportunities for future growth.

Presenter Details:

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Charles Wood, CEcD

Charles Wood has worked in economic development in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas over the past fifteen years. Woods currently serves as Vice President of Economic Development for the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. He has substantial experience in place-based marketing, incentive structuring, and helping communities grow their entrepreneurial base.

During the course of Wood’s career, he has worked with companies from technology start-ups to multinational corporations including HP, Toshiba, AMD, GE, International Paper, Schlumberger and Exxon Mobil. Wood has also lead the creation of three technology oriented business parks, the creation of a regional entrepreneurial network, incubators and numerous local incentive programs including grant funds, tax abatements, real estate and tax increment financing. Additionally, he has helped communities acquire millions of dollars in federal and state grant funds for numerous economic development projects.

Upcoming Session Details

Date: February 14, 2020 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: UTC Mapp Building Cost: $15 (includes lunch and parking)

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Supply Chain Lunch and Learn Information: Location and Parking


The Supply Chain Lunch and Learns will be held at UTC Mapp Building Suite 101. 


311 East Martin Luther King Blvd. 

Chattanooga, TN 37403


We ask all guests to please use the Reserved CPE Parking in Lot 58

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