About The Innovation District

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

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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.

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May 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us the weekend of May 20th for programming with Black Lunch Table, an oral-history archiving project that creates space for people, art, Black studies, and social justice issues.

Things kick off with the Wiki Edit-a-thon on Friday, May 19th from 5 pm to 8 pm. Bring your laptop and learn how to create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of visual artists and underrepresented Black artists.

On Saturday, May 20th, join us for the Photobooth and Roundtable series. Organized around literal and metaphorical lunch tables, Black Lunch Table takes the lunchroom phenomenon as its starting point.

The Artists Roundtable (11 am to 1 pm), BLT’s founding initiative, invites Black artists from Chattanooga’s local communities to engage in dialogue with one another. At the People’s Table (1 pm to 3 pm), Chattanooga community members will participate in conversation around site-specific sociopolitical issues affecting historically disenfranchised populations. All are welcome to the Photo Booth (beginning at noon), where you can have your portrait made by a local photographer for the Wiki Commons. Please register as spaces for the roundtables and lunch are limited.


1250 E 13th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402 United States
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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 …