Four Local Businesses to Speak at 36|86 Festival

A graphic for the 36|86 Festival, an online event August 17-28, 2020.

By Natalie Roy Martin As an advocate of innovation and a champion of entrepreneurship in the Chattanooga area, we are proud to announce that some of our very own local innovators are being featured at this year’s 36|86 Festival! Hear from Natalie Martin of Heed Public Relations to find out more about the event, as […]

Reclaiming Chattanooga’s Forgotten Alleys with Passageways

By Nikki Sneed Have you seen the amazing, decorative, interactive alleyways around Chattanooga? They’re not just pretty to look at, or take a photo with, they’re part of an architecture exhibit meant to exemplify the potential of often overlooked spaces in the city center. Passageways is basically an outdoor interactive art exhibit and was presented […]

What is an Innovation District?

A photo of an audience in Miller Plaza, listening to a speaker on stage.

By Nikki Sneed Innovation districts have been profiled in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and online media from Business Insider to Demos Quarterly. But what are they exactly? In The Rise of Innovation Districts, the Brookings Institution defines innovation districts as “geographic areas where leading-edge anchor institutions and companies cluster and connect […]