Economic Development

Promoting regional economic growth remains a key part of the Chamber’s mission. Over the past year, we accomplished this by working with expanding and relocating businesses, attracting even more talented people and broadening our focus to cover the entire 16-county region.

Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership

Economic prosperity isn’t constrained by county or state lines and we believe economic development shouldn’t be either. As one result of the Thrive 2055 planning efforts, we officially launched the Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership this year to market the 16-county region for new investment and job creation.


This year the Chamber directly assisted in the creation of more than 750 new jobs through major expansion announcements by HomeServe, Astec, Chattanooga Seating and more.


Gestamp and Yanfeng began operations to support production of the new VW Atlas SUV.