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Nov 15, 2023

Innovation in the Scenic City: Chattanooga Firms Soar on National Tech List

Chattanooga is emerging as a beacon of technological growth as evidenced by the inclusion of two of its homegrown businesses on the prestigious 2023 Technology Fast 500 list by Deloitte. Text Request, a text messaging software firm founded in 2014, has demonstrated a remarkable 406% growth over three years, earning it the 319th spot on the list. Close behind is FreightWaves, an information hub for the logistics sector, which has achieved a 231% growth rate since 2016, placing it at number 494. This recognition not only highlights Chattanooga’s conducive environment for tech innovation but also underscores the city’s potential as a hub for economic development and investment. Click here to learn more.

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Cleveland, TN Welcomes Wind River’s $15 Million Tiny Home Factory Expansion

Cleveland, TN, is poised for significant economic upliftment with Wind River Custom Homes LLC’s announcement of a new $15 million factory. This ambitious expansion by CEO Travis Pyke is not just an evolution of Wind River’s tiny homes business but a major boon for the local economy. The 92,000-square-foot facility in the Cleveland/Bradley County Industrial Park is expected to create 77 new jobs by next year, invigorating the job market and providing fresh career opportunities in manufacturing and trade skills. Beyond job creation, this development marks a pivotal step in diversifying the housing market in the Greater Chattanooga Region. Wind River’s shift to modular home building, with homes priced well below the national median, addresses the growing demand for affordable housing and offers a sustainable living solution. Click here to learn more.

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New Hope for Local Employment: Colonial Chemical Co.’s Training Initiative and Global Expansion

In New Hope, Tennessee, Colonial Chemical Co. marks a significant milestone in its growth trajectory. The company, set to achieve a revenue of $100 million this year, celebrated the graduation of the first apprentices from its newly launched training initiative. This initiative, developed in collaboration with Chattanooga State Community College, reflects the company’s commitment to nurturing local talent and strengthening its workforce in the face of global economic fluctuations. David Anderson Jr., President of Colonial Chemical, emphasized the importance of this partnership at a plant ceremony, highlighting the company’s long-held dream of becoming a central contributor to Marion County’s prosperity. Click here to learn more.

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SK Food Group has marked the commencement of a promising chapter in economic and workforce expansion with the groundbreaking ceremony of their innovative food processing and distribution facility in Cleveland, TN. With local government and state officials in attendance, this monumental 552,000 square-foot facility is poised to be a significant contributor to the region’s economic vitality and job market. By 2030, SK Food Group projects the creation of 840 new jobs, propelling workforce growth and fostering a thriving business environment. As this facility stands as a testament to economic resilience and progress, it will undoubtedly draw a substantial amount of interest from professionals and investors alike, opening doors to numerous opportunities and developments in the food industry and beyond. Click here to learn more.

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