About Chattanooga

View of the walking bridge from Coolidge park

The City of Chattanooga

Chattanooga, located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways, has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. With an estimated population of 179,139 in 2017, it is the fourth-largest city in Tennessee . Served by multiple railroads and Interstate highways, Chattanooga is a transit hub. The city is notable for leveraging development funds through effective public/private partnerships. 

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Cityscape of Chattanooga

Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce

Chattanooga blends outdoor lifestyle with business acumen. The city's official nickname is "Scenic City", reinforced by the city's reputation for outdoor activities. Unofficial nicknames include "River City", "Chatt", "Nooga", "Chattown", and "Gig City", referencing Chattanooga's Gig, the fastest internet service in the Western Hemisphere.In fact, Chattanooga’s economic opportunity and outdoor recreation choices allow our companies to draw talent from around the world. This allows us to build a thriving economic base that's the envy of many larger communities. Learn more...

Erlanger hospital

Local Industries and Major Employers

Chattanooga and Hamilton County are home to a diverse range of industries including automotive, advanced manufacturing, insurance and financial services, and food and beverage manufacturing. Chattanooga offers an exciting mix of legacy and start-up businesses. Since 2011, Chattanooga and Hamilton County have celebrated 48 business expansions resulting in more than $1 billion in capital investmentLearn more...

Edney Innovation Center

The Enterprise Center and the Innovation District

The Enterprise Center works to establish Chattanooga as a hub of innovation and improve people’s lives by leveraging the city’s digital technology to create, demonstrate, test, and apply solutions for the 21st century. The Innovation District is part of the city's dense and walkable urban core that contains a mix of start-up businesses, incubators, accelerators and other economic generators. Learn more...

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The Gig

Only in Chattanooga, Tennessee is 1 Gigabit-per-second Internet speed available to every home and business - over 150,000 of them - throughout the entire community. Urban or rural, business or residence, Internet speeds that are unsurpassed in the Western Hemisphere – from 50 Megabits-per-second all the way up to one gigabit-per-second are accessible here.

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Gary W. Rollins College of Business

Gary W. Rollins College of Business