Why Chattanooga?

Surrounded by mountains, rivers and lakes, Chattanooga and Hamilton County, Tennessee, offer a little bit of everything - the fastest internet service in the western hemisphere, a thriving innovation business district and a booming downtown along the Tennessee River brimming with shops, dining and history. Awarded Outdoor Magazine’s “Best Town Ever” title for two years, the Scenic City always delivers.

Chattanooga blends outdoor lifestyle with business acumen. 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.

Economic highlights include:

  • Manufacturing Magnet – Since the late 1800s, Chattanooga has been a center of manufacturing prowess in the Southeast. Today, we are home to companies that make everything from Allegra allergy medicine to Zebra Cakes.
  • Financial Services and Technology – Thousands of Chattanooga employees work in the financial services and technology sectors. Insurers like BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and UNUM were born here and we have a thriving base of young technology and logistics companies experiencing exponential growth.
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystem – Chattanoogans were the first to put Coca Cola in a bottle. We invented the tow truck. Today, we are building on this legacy with a strong infrastructure to support your business. For more information click here. (link should send to the Incubator resources page)

Interested in relocating or expanding your business in Chattanooga? Contact Charles Wood, Vice President of Economic Development at cwood@chattanoogachamber.com.