Ensuring that regardless of race, age, or location, residents can access quality education at all levels
Aligning education programs with industry needs and providing clear career pathways
Driving employer engagement and student success through work-based learning programs
Establishing education centers of excellence in automation, freight systems, and healthcare
Planning and preparing greenfield and brownfield sites for business growth
Strengthening business retention, expansion, and recruitment initiatives
Supporting employer-driven solutions to address hiring barriers
Growing target industries through brand building, coalitions, and other initiatives
Increasing access to capital and resources to support entrepreneurs and small businesses – especially traditionally disadvantaged business enterprises
Re-energizing a campaign to attract entrepreneurs and amplify the Innovation District’s potential
Celebrating local entrepreneurs and innovators
Strengthening partnerships between established businesses and entrepreneurs to drive innovation
Accelerating research and development activity at local institutions, such as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Maintain accountability through bold metrics and transparent reporting
Pursue an open dialogue about systemic issues such as race
Expand leadership and civic engagement programs to build alignment and strengthen connections throughout our community
The Can Do Job Growth and Investment Strategy Added $1.3b to the Chattanooga Regional Economy From 2014 to 2019. With Your Help, We Can Climb Higher to Achieve Bolder Goals.
Real Estate Partners Chattanooga LLC
Double Cola Company
U.S. Xpress, Enterprises
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Chattanooga Airport Authority
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Chattanooga Gas Company
M&M Industries, Inc.
Vision Hospitality Group, Inc.
Mike St. Charles
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Wingard Quality Supply, LLC
Chattanooga Chamber President & CEO
Elder’s Ace Hardware Immediate Past Chair
SunTrust Bank Chair