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.

Smart Communities

Thanks to our community’s fiber optic network, Chattanooga and the surrounding region are the perfect place to pioneer smart technology designed to improve urban life. Already, our region’s institutions are leading the way in creating new solutions in education, healthcare, safety, civic engagement, and transportation. 

The Enterprise Center convenes The Chattanooga Smart Community Collaborative, a collection of some of our region’s most prominent institutions. The group is focused on conducting research and developing technology that serves citizens. The Enterprise also works to ensure that digital inclusion is at the heart of our smart community strategies. At The Enterprise Center, we are driven by the belief that in order to be a truly smart community, we must also be a digitally equitable community. Everyone should have the chance to benefit from the development of new technology and to participate in its creation. 

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 …