About The Innovation District

Where Chattanooga’s entrepreneurs, academics, and creatives collide. 

1 Million Cups

Educating, engaging, and connecting entrepreneurs.


A coworking event in the heart of the Innovation District.

Resiliency Checklist

Everything you need to prepare your organization for a crisis.

Small Business Supports

Helping small business owners across the region.

The Edney Innovation Center

The front door to the Innovation District of Chattanooga.

Tech Goes Home

Expanding access to technology and teaching digital literacy.

Digital Access Committee

Bringing together partners to close the digital divide, together.

HCS EdConnect

Home internet at no cost to thousands of families.

Preparing residents for the jobs of tomorrow, and today. 

Chattanooga Smart Communities Collaborative

Working together to identify our region’s challenges and create solutions.

Environmental Sensors

Collecting and analyzing air quality data from across our region with US Ignite.

Education (4K Microscope & Lola)

High-tech tools in Hamilton County’s classrooms.

Community Connectivity

Expanding access to the internet in homes and neighborhoods.


A photo of a map of the Innovation District in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Innovation District Framework Plan

NIKKI SNEED The Innovation District Framework is a roadmap for helping the Innovation District reach its full potential to provide unique and authentic value to

Eight people sit around a picnic table in Waterhouse Pavillion typing on their computers.

Chattanooga’s Innovation Identity

Innovation districts are becoming increasingly popular as they emerge in cities all over the world. Even the name “innovation district” is a new buzzword on

Pictured are four people networking and drinking beer at Oddstory


Nikki Sneed Moving to a new city can be overwhelming. There’s finding a place to live, packing your entire life into liquor store boxes and

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

What is an Innovation District?

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


The Tomorrow Building

Chattanooga is all about taking it to the next level. We did it with the Internet by being the first city to offer “the gig.”