About The Innovation District

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

1 Million Cups

Educating, engaging, and connecting entrepreneurs.

Basecamp

A coworking event in the heart of the Innovation District.

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.

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.

Digital Equity

As communities across the country struggle with a digital divide, the Chattanooga and Hamilton County region is recognized as a role model in digital equity. The Enterprise Center is the driving force behind much of the programming that has made our community a leader. Working with partners, we have provided digital skills training for thousands of people and connected tens of thousands of individuals with home internet. We work across an 8-county region with populations including: low-income families, people with disabilities, seniors, people in hospice, students of all ages, teachers, deaf and blind people, business owners, educators, and creatives. 

Chattanooga and Hamilton County, together, are recognized by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance as Digital Inclusion Trailblazer, which means our community is one of a small number in the U.S. whose local government promotes digital literacy and broadband access for underserved residents.