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What Chattanooga’s Innovation District framework plan means for CO.LAB

Written by CO.LAB’s CEO, Marcus Shaw. This was originally published as a guest column on teknovation.biz. This week, Chattanooga’s startup community was part of a public gathering at The Edney Innovation Center to learn about the next stage of our Innovation District. The Enterprise Center shared [...]

March 26th, 2018|

Chattanooga’s ‘Layered’ Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is a Small-Town Recipe, Kauffman Foundation Study Shows

Chattanooga, Tenn.'s long history of collaboration and public-private partnerships paved the way for an entrepreneurial ecosystem that permeates the city's economic development strategy, according to a research paper released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

March 22nd, 2016|

Tech Cities: From Silicon Valley to Silicon Prairie // Urban Land Magazine

"Chattanooga’s balance of infrastructure investment, intimate startup scene, and access to nature is enough to cultivate a tech environment that is homegrown."

October 1st, 2015|

An Innovation District Grows In Chattanooga // Brookings Institution (blog)

"A recent visit to Chattanooga, Tenn. convinces me that U.S. cities—particularly small and medium-sized ones—can take multiple paths to unleashing their distinct innovative economies. In designating a 140-acre enclave in the heart of their downtown as an innovation district, Chattanooga has built strategically on three critical assets—quality place making, unusual anchor institutions, and a highly collaborative innovation ecosystem."

September 28th, 2015|

Why Housing Is Key to Chattanooga’s Tech-Hub Ambitions // City Lab

"Chattanooga gets a lot of press thanks to its smart-grid Internet. Both The New York Times and The Guardian ran affectionate spreads of "Gig City" this past year. Both mentioned that Chattanooga residents can download a two-hour movie in under a minute. And both mentioned that the city's economy has been revolutionized as Chattanooga emerges as a destination for tech-driven innovation..."

March 5th, 2015|