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.

COVID Small Business Resource Dashboard

A graphic reads: Chattanooga Area Small Business Resources in response to Covid-19 chabusiness.com.

We know that COVID-19 has created many challenges for Chattanooga area businesses and non-profits and it is now more important than ever to easily find resources and information to get you through this time. This interactive database is meant to help our local small business community sift through information – from relief funds to webinars – that may be of interest.‍

Explore the dashboard

This dashboard is made available to you by the CHA Area Small Business Coalition, a group of area organizations that have come together in response to COVID-19.

Participating organizations include:


Arts Forward Chattanooga


Benwood Foundation

Bright Bridge INC

Catalyzing Impact

Chambliss Law

Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce

Champion Christian Learning

Chattanooga Renaissance Fund

Chattanooga Tourism Company (formerly CVB)

City of CHA – Office of Multicultural Affairs

City of Chattanooga – Department of Economic Development

Community Foundation

Compania, La Paz


Driving Innovation. The CO

Footprint Foundation

Goodwill Chattanooga




Launch TN

Lyndhurst Foundation

Proof Incubator

Relife Strategies

ReDev Workshop


SCORE Chattanooga

Second Story

Smart Bank

Society of Work

Southeast TN Development

Startup Champs

Startup Champions Network

Tennessee Federal Valley Credit Union

Tennessee Small Business Development Center

The Company Lab

The Enterprise Center

The Innovation District of Chattanooga

Thrive Regional Partnership

Townsend Atelier

United Way/Venture Forward

Urban League of Chattanooga

UTC Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

We Over Me


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 …