Insider Report

The Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership tracks economic indicators for the entire region. The comprehensive and up-to-date reports for our most requested statistics are below.


Unemployment Rates (by County)

March

2018
2019

TENNESSEE

ALABAMA

GEORGIA

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Regional Job Growth Rates

426,739 Total Jobs
1-Year Growth Rate as of March 2019
Chattanooga MSA 1.4%
Cleveland MSA 2.0%
Dalton MSA 3.3%
U.S 1.7%

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Jobs by Sector for Region

2018 3rd Quarter

Natural Resources & Mining
Construction
Manufacturing
Trade, Transportation & Utilities
Information
Financial Activities
Professional & Business Services
Education & Health Services
Leisure & Hospitality
Other Services
Government

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Cumulative Announced Projects

2014-2018
Number of Projects
187
Number of Jobs
15,295
Amount of Investment
$5,276,507,028

Source: GCEP. Download Full Report


Total Population with Growth Rate

Region Population
1,064,912
2.3%
5-Year Growth

Source: U.S. Census Bureau.


Real Estate

1st Quarter 2019

Average price per square foot

Chattanooga msa

Industrial Office Retail
$3.97 $16.16 $12.79

Cleveland msa

Industrial Office Retail
$3.56 $14.44 $10.85

Dalton msa

Industrial Office Retail
$2.25 $13.42 $10.44

Source: CoStar Group View Full Report


Regional Building Permits

April 2019

Chattanooga msa

Non-Residential Permits 2
Non-Residential Value $901,000
Residential Permits 168
Residential Value $38,792,000

Cleveland msa

Non-Residential Permits 0
Non-Residential Value $0
Residential Permits 63
Residential Value $10,365,000

Dalton msa

Non-Residential Permits 1
Non-Residential Value $42,000,000
Residential Permits 16
Residential Value $2,404,000

Source: F. W. Dodge Division, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.. Download Full Report


AIRPORT ACTIVITY

Enplanement Comparison - 2017-2018-2019

2017
2018
2019

Source: Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport.

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