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.

The Edney Innovation Center

As the front door of the Innovation District, The Edney Innovation Center is a welcoming and shared space.

Floor Five is a multi-purpose, free, public event space where more than 150 gatherings take place each month, hosted by a wide range of organizations and community members. The space is available for anyone in Chattanooga who wishes to build a project or grow a community 

The Edney is home to The Enterprise Center, as well as Co.Lab, Society of Work, The City of Chattanooga’s IT department, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and offices for various companies and nonprofits. The Enterprise Center’s vision is that the space will bring together community members to share ideas and create projects, businesses, art, and innovative solutions of all kinds.

A public-private partnership.

Established in 2015, alongside the launch of the Innovation District of Chattanooga, The Edney building was formerly owned and operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Ownership was transferred to a private company, and though it remains privately owned today, the community within its walls is truly a public-private partnership, with tenants that represent private companies, educational institutions, governmental organizations, and nonprofits. 

"[At the Edney], I found people who had the same interests as I did. I love Chattanooga now. I'm planning to stay."

Contact Us About The Edney Innovation Center

Kevin Love, Director of Innovation District Programs, kevin@theenterprisectr.org