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.

EPB and partners will provide home internet to low-income students at no cost

Members of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga's team pose at a community event.

By Mary Helen Montgomery

Hamilton County will become the first community in the nation to offer no-charge high-speed internet to every family with a child on free or reduced lunch.

In a major step for our community, EPB announced that the 28,500 Hamilton County Schools students who qualify for free and reduced lunch will receive 100Mbps at-home internet service at no cost. This announcement comes at a time when Covid-19 has made online learning an even more integral part of education. 

The Enterprise Center is proud to be a partner on this project, along with Hamilton County Schools, The City of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Foundation, and the Smart City Venture Fund, which includes Benwood Foundation, Community Foundation, Footprint Foundation, and Robert L. And Katherina Maclellan Foundation.

Read more from: Hamilton County Schools https://www.hcde.org/newsroom/hamilton_county_uses_smart_city_infrastructure

The Chattanooga Times Free Press https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2020/jul/29/epb-provide-internet-hamiltcounty-schools-stu/528574/

News Channel 9 https://newschannel9.com/news/before-the-bell/hamilton-co-schools-partners-announce-digital-connectivity-initiative-for-local-studen