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Community Luncheon with Bruce Katz in Chattanooga

Last month, Bruce Katz, director of the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program and a national thought leader on Innovation Districts, visited Chattanooga. Katz's visit and feedback proved that a mid-sized city can unleash and maintain a distinctive innovation economy and become recognized on a national scale. Chattanooga,  the first mid-sized city to establish an innovation district, announced earlier this year, proves that our city is adept at leveraging our authentic assets. Quality placemaking, unusual anchors, and collaborative innovation are three critical assets that Katz mentions in his recent blog post

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The Innovation Center - 114 Days

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The Innovation Center - 114 Days

Last week a team of local investors led by Jimmy White and Chuck Chitty closed on the purchase of the Edney Building. This was 114 days after Mayor Berke and Mayor Coppinger announced the creation of the Chattanooga Innovation District and a year after Mayor Berke’s Chattanooga Forward launched a new mission and board of directors for the Enterprise Center.

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