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.



JUNETEENTH COMMEMORATION CEREMONY & CONCERT – OSCAR MICHAUX BLACK FILM FESTIVAL All of Greater Chattanooga & Hamilton County is invited to join us for the 158th Annual Juneteenth Independence Day Commemoration

Dad Gala

Help Obvious Dad kick off our 2023 Season at Cherry Street Tavern on June 7th at 8:00. The door cover ($10) directly goes to fund Obvious Dad’s second season. There

Juneteenth Celebration

Bessie Smith Cultural Center will celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday, June 17 from 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm. The Juneteenth documentary will be shown in the performance hall at 12:30 pm

Southside Juneteenth Jubilee

The Southside Juneteenth Jubilee is a way for the Chattanooga community to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday. With many local vendors setting up booths of homemade goods, this will be a

Juneteenth National Freedom Day Parade & Gala

The Unity Group and Coalition Partners are making preparations for the Juneteenth National Freedom Day Parade 2023. The parade will take place on Monday, June 19. Participants will assemble on

Networking & Neurodiversity Happy Hour

Board games! Networking! Drinks! Snacks! Meet local employers who are excited about hiring folks with different abilities and skillsets!  A unique Happy Hour experience offering smaller breakaway spaces & different socializing options to ensure