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.

Innovation District & Entrepreneurship

Innovation is a cornerstone of a healthy local economy, and The Enterprise Center supports a vibrant innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Chattanooga and Hamilton County. The Enterprise Center is the organization behind Chattanooga’s Innovation District, a downtown neighborhood where corporate and academic institutions cluster with start-ups, business incubators, and creatives. The Edney Innovation Center, where our office is located, is the front door to the Innovation District. The Innovation District depends on countless partners in the area, including Co.Lab, River City Company, The Chattanooga Design Studio, The Downtown Chattanooga Alliance, The City of Chattanooga, The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, Artsbuild, Soundcorps, and others.  

The Enterprise Center leads programming aimed to invite people into the Innovation District and also provides resources for entrepreneurs beyond the boundaries of the downtown district. We create tools and programming for innovators across industries, and people who are starting or growing businesses. 

Learn more about The Enterprise Center’s resources and programs for innovators and entrepreneurs: 

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 …