The Enterprise Center is establishing Chattanooga as a hub of innovation, improving people’s lives by leveraging the city’s digital technology to create, demonstrate, test, and apply solutions for the 21st century.
Here are just a few ways we're doing it:
The Chattanooga Innovation District is a newly designated area of Chattanooga’s dense and walkable urban core that contains a catalytic mix of start-up businesses, incubators, accelerators and other innovation economy generators and amenities. Learn more about Chattanooga's Innovation District.
The Enterprise Center is creating a game-plan for increasing digital inclusion among all citizens and to offer everyone the benefits of an increasingly computer and web-based world. A pilot of a digital inclusion program for parents or primary caregivers and their school age children, Tech Goes Home, will launch at five public school and community sites in January, 2015.
Having all parts of a healthy entrepreneurship ecosystem in place is crucial to be able to develop, attract, and keep talent necessary to the new economy. The Enterprise Center is ensuring that this ecosystem is strong, flexible and growing in Chattanooga.
In 2013, newly elected Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke tasked a group of 25 Chattanoogans with determining how to build on the success already realized through ad-hoc, volunteer-based, loosely-organized efforts to maximize the "gig" opportunity. A few months later, Mayor Berke, Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger, and Congressman Chuck Fleischmann responded to the task force's recommendations by forming a new entity focused solely on guiding community efforts related to the "gig": The Enterprise Center.
MISSION – to establish Chattanooga as a hub of innovation, improving people’s lives by leveraging the city’s digital technology to create, demonstrate, test, and apply solutions for the 21st century.
- Information technology and innovation are driving the new global economy.
- In working together collaboratively.
- Equity and inclusion must be hallmarks of our work.
- Chattanooga’s unique character and spirit are key advantages for a leap into the new economy.