Steeped in a rich history based on its legacy as a major railroad hub, access to the Tennessee River and location at the junction of four major interstates, Chattanooga has received national recognition for the inspiring renaissance of its historic downtown and for its beautiful riverfront development.
Chattanooga boasts an extensive greenway system which includes more than 15 miles of constructed river walks that begin downtown and meander through the historic art district and several parks. The city supports a downtown shuttle fleet of zero-emission electric buses for commuters and visitors to ride free of charge.
Downtown you'll find the Tennessee Aquarium, several museums including the Hunter Museum of American Art and Creative Discovery Museum for children, an IMAX Theater, Bluff View Art District, sports teams such as the Minnesota Twins Double-A affiliate Chattanooga Lookouts and Chattanooga FC soccer, as well as annual events such as the Chattanooga Market, Riverbend Festival, 4 Bridges Art Festival, Southern Brewer’s Festival, Wine Over Water, Nightfall Summer Concert Series, RiverRocks, 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival and the Southern Writers Conference to name a few.
The local economy includes a diversified mix of manufacturing and service industries, four colleges, and several preparatory schools known throughout the South. "Sustainability" is a key concept for industry and government working together for enlightened development.
In regards to technology infrastructure, Chattanooga is the first city in the Western Hemisphere to offer one-gigabit-per-second fiber internet service to all residents and businesses at 200 times the speed of the national average. Technology based businesses are sprouting rapidly because of this.
With its scenic beauty, stable population and economy, civic vitality and cross-sector partnerships, fiscal integrity, and strategic location, Chattanooga is one of the most progressive and livable mid-size cities in the U.S.