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In Chattanooga, working together is our source code.

We collaborate to give our companies and our people the best user experience:

  • Private citizens, the city, county and state invested more than $40 million in the development of the Tennessee Aquarium, the anchor of Chattanooga’s downtown renaissance
  • The city partnered with the county, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Unum and others to invest $100 million in our 21st Century Waterfront
  • We developed the Riverwalk, a 13-mile hike and bike trail following the Tennessee River that connects downtown to some of our historic neighborhoods, several parks and our community college
  • Our city and county partnered with Volkswagen, one of the largest German companies, to redevelop a 6,000-acre site formerly used by the U.S. military to make explosives during WWII (you get the irony right?)
  • Since then, VW has created partnerships with our public schools, community college and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to develop strategic educational solutions from high school to grad school
  • Our electric utility provider has partnered with a national lab and a local hospital
  • Last year, led by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, organizations from a Latinx nonprofit to a Fortune 500 company surveyed nearly 5,000 community members to develop our 20-year vision (Velocity2040)

Collaboration means culture, not strategy. In Chattanooga, CEOs sit down with university presidents, nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs and elected officials to tackle big challenges and build our city.

Morning Tai Chi in Coolidge Park
Morning Tai Chi in Coolidge Park