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Why Chattanooga

The Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership (GCEP) represents the 16-county, three-state region surrounding Chattanooga, Tennessee – the manufacturing magnet of the South and a burgeoning technology and entrepreneurial hub.

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What advantages set the Greater Chattanooga Region apart?

Access to a highly developed logistics infrastructure including the world’s fastest internet speeds, a deep pool of talent, abundant fresh water and low-cost, reliable utilities are a few of the many assets that make our region the best place to build a business.

But don’t take our word for it – let our regional investments do the talking.

We’ve landed projects from global companies like Volkswagen, Amazon and Google – while maintaining a strong base of homegrown companies including Unum, Maples Industries, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, McKee Foods, CBL Properties, Shaw Industries and Lodge Manufacturing. All told, our region has benefited from more than $14 billion in new business investment since 2008.

We’re an unbeatable economic environment where both new and established businesses thrive.

But business activity is only half the story. Surrounded by mountains, rivers and lakes, the Chattanooga region blends economic opportunity with outdoor lifestyle. If your office is in our region, you are within minutes of mountain biking trails, whitewater and rock climbing. After all, Chattanooga has been called “a manufacturing magnet” by CNBC and “Best Town Ever” by Outdoor Magazine.

Learn more about our workforce, infrastructure, business friendly environment and quality of life and consider putting the Greater Chattanooga Region to work for you.

The region’s $43.9 billion economy includes major industry clusters in:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Automotive Production
  • Health Services
  • Textile Production
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Food and Beverage Production