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In Chattanooga, working together is our source code.
We collaborate to give our companies and our people the best user experience:
- Private citizens, the city, county and state invested more than $40 million in the development of the Tennessee Aquarium, the anchor of Chattanooga’s downtown renaissance
- The city partnered with the county, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Unum and others to invest $100 million in our 21st Century Waterfront
- We developed the Riverwalk, a 13-mile hike and bike trail following the Tennessee River that connects downtown to some of our historic neighborhoods, several parks and our community college
- Our city and county partnered with Volkswagen, one of the largest German companies, to redevelop a 6,000-acre site formerly used by the U.S. military to make explosives during WWII (you get the irony right?)
- Since then, VW has created partnerships with our public schools, community college and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to develop strategic educational solutions from high school to grad school
- Our electric utility provider has partnered with a national lab and a local hospital
- Last year, led by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, organizations from a Latinx nonprofit to a Fortune 500 company surveyed nearly 5,000 community members to develop our 20-year vision (Velocity2040)
Collaboration means culture, not strategy. In Chattanooga, CEOs sit down with university presidents, nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs and elected officials to tackle big challenges and build our city.