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 […]


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 shoving those into the back of a moving truck that will probably get lost, saying goodbye to all of your friends and favorite places, finding a way to fit in […]

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 […]

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.” Now we’re doing it with co-living at The Tomorrow Building. With 39 fully-furnished micro-unit apartments, shared community spaces, and tons of engaging events, The Tomorrow Building is an up-scale, co-living […]

Covalence Coding School

With growth comes challenges. That’s true for everything, but especially true for the growing economy of an evolving city. One of the challenges faced by Chattanooga is actually a positive problem to have: According to data from the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce in 2016, there were more than 8,000 programming-related jobs listed over the past […]

Metro Ideas Project Tapped to Measure Impact of Chattanooga’s Innovation District

Pictured is a logo of the metro ideas project

Nikki Sneed The Enterprise Center has engaged Metro Ideas Project, a Chattanooga-based research think tank focused on public policy, to evaluate and identify key performance indicators for Chattanooga’s Innovation District. Through an extensive research process, Metro Ideas Project will: Develop a set of reliable, valid, and clear metrics to measure the success and effects of […]

The Enterprise Center Receives Funding from Mozilla for LOLA In Classrooms

Mozilla has announced nineteen grant award recipients in Austin, Kansas City and Chattanooga that will receive support from the [Gigabit Community Fund][], including The Enterprise Center’s initiative to bring LOLA to Chattanooga school classrooms. LOLA (short for LOw LAtency) allows for unnoticed transmitted delays via the internet, allowing for students to interact with research facilities […]