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.

Small Business Support

The Enterprise Center offers support for regional small businesses through several signature programs.

Small business support is an important part of economic development, and The Enterprise Center approaches this mission with an innovation and equity lens. The Innovation District is an important component of the small business support strategy,  and includes such programs as a quarterly Innovation Ecosystem Tour Day, which brings business and community leaders together to spend a day networking and learning about the various resources available in Chattanooga’s innovation ecosystem. The Resiliency Checklist is an online tool that The Enterprise Center developed in order to help businesses and nonprofits organize financial and other work-related information, with the goal of helping organizations thrive in the face of the challenges associated with pandemics, natural disasters, and other crises. The Enterprise Center also publishes a weekly Innovation District newsletter with information about resources and upcoming events. Subscribe to the newsletter. 

A woman in a storefront turns around an "open" sign.

Downtown and in neighborhoods.

The Enterprise Center operates Floor Five of The Edney Innovation Center, which provides a free meeting and event space for innovators and entrepreneurs of all kinds, including small businesses. The Enterprise Center is also working with the Downtown Chattanooga Alliance (DCA) to increase foot traffic to Innovation District businesses and encourage community member support. Additionally, we work with various community partners to ensure that our tools and resources are accessible to people in every neighborhood. 

Contact Us About Small Business Support

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

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 …