About The Innovation District

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

Events Calendar

Discover activities and events in the area.

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.

Connected Communities: Orchard Knob

The OKC leverages the collective support of partner organizations to tackle the whole picture of health and wellness in the historically underserved neighborhood.


Answering the most basic and most complex questions about life in Chattanooga

EMPACT Program

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.

Why Delegator loves the Innovation District

By CLAY MCDONALD, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AT DELEGATOR *Editor’s note: Delegator is a digital agency that specializes in advertising online, located at the corner of 7th and Cherry Streets in the Innovation District. […]

Innovation helps new teachers’ pain points

Lauren Swanson and Chelsie Durham pose with a banner for the Teacherpreneur Incubator.

The Innovation District is Lauren Swanson and Chelsie Durham both started as new, fresh-out-of-college teachers at Lakeside Academy five years ago. Each was teaching first grade, and each felt in […]

Digital equity at MozFest: TEC across the pond

A photo shows a magenta poster and a white poster at Mozz Fest in London.

By Geoff Millener This year, The Enterprise Center was asked to present at MozFest, Mozilla’s yearly celebration of the open Internet. With tracks on everything from privacy and security to gaming, […]

Innovation in October

When Chattanooga’s Innovation District was formed in January 2015 we anticipated companies and entrepreneurs collaborating, forming new business ideas, attracting talent to the district and encouraging growth of an even […]

Innovation District Framework Plan

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

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 the city around it. After […]

Chattanooga’s Innovation Identity

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

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 the lips of city leaders, […]

Join us for a broadband access & skills conference July 22-23:

We’re thrilled to host the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s 2024 Digital Opportunity Summit — and equally thrilled to invite you a day early, to dig into Chattanooga and Hamilton County’s digital opportunity story …