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.

Remembering Terrance Westfield

This photo shows a selfie of Terrance "TK" Westfield.
Members of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga's team pose at a community event.

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Terrance “TK” Westfield, our dear colleague and friend. TK died on Sunday, October 6th at Memorial Hospital.

TK was a man who brought joy to those around him, who always had time to support his friends and family, and whose sense of wonder and energy was contagious. When he flashed that amazing smile, it was impossible not to smile back.

During his time as The Edney’s Floor Five Events and Site Coordinator, he was both enthusiastic and effective. He especially enjoyed supporting local and regional artists and often volunteered time to support them in the evening and on the weekend. A passionate and skilled public speaker, he shared his talent at many local events.

He was a mentor to many – encouraging, cajoling, and gently pushing young folks to work harder, to strive for success, and to build bridges for others to follow. There was often someone visiting him in his office, seeking guidance or simply enjoying his companionship as they worked.

TK was a veteran, a community activist, an artist, and a perennial optimist. We will deeply miss our friend and colleague.