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Resilient Business: Spice Trail weathers pandemic by serving Indian meals to-go

*About this series: The Innovation District of Chattanooga is featuring businesses that were able to survive the challenges brought by Covid-19. Help your business, nonprofit, or faith-based organization stay ready for a crisis by...

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The Pop-Up Project creates opportunities for local talent

When dancers Mattie Waters and Jules Downum looked around Chattanooga’s performance art scene after returning to to town a few years ago, they saw something very unfortunate.

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Four Local Businesses to Speak at 36|86 Festival

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COVID Small Business Resource Dashboard

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New incubator for food and beverage start-ups opening on MLK Blvd

There’s a new space in Chattanooga for innovators in the food and beverage industry to experiment with their products and scale their business.

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The poetic, the beautiful, the bizarre: Creatives find a home at The Palace Theater

Rose Cox, owner of The Palace Theater, believes in “celebrating your dirt.” To her, that means taking items that you already have laying around, turning them into something new, and just allowing yourself to...

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A tour of your own city: The public is invited to experience Chattanooga's innovation ecosystem

One morning this fall, a group of small business owners and community leaders gathered at the INCubator on the North Shore. Unsure of what to expect from the day, and not knowing many people...

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Learn, Connect and Grow in January

Kick-off the New Year by attending one of the following events and improve your idea, your business, or yourself.

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Creatives of all experience levels gather in Chattanooga for TopCon

What is TopCon and how did it get started?

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J Flo brings an entrepreneurial mindset to hiphop — and to the barbershop 

Photo contributed by Jeremy Lawrence.

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Chattanooga's ready to disrupt the healthcare industry

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WorkHound brings innovative solution to truck driver retention

By helping drivers feel heard, WorkHound reduces turnover and saves carriers money — from their office in the Innovation District of Chattanooga.

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Why Delegator loves the Innovation District

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Innovation and soccer: UTC & Operation Get Active measure sports' impact

Every afternoon when the school bell rings, hundreds of elementary school kids across Chattanooga head to soccer practice. They are part of Operation Get Active (OGA), a health initiative program that uses the game...

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Innovation in October

When Chattanooga’s Innovation District was formed in January 2015 we anticipated companies and entrepreneurs collaborating, forming new business ideas, attracting talent to the district and encouraging growth of an even broader support ecosystem.

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UTC Hosts National Machine Learning Conference in the Innovation District

Getting the right data at the right time can mean the difference between life and death in the emergency room. Sharing how this is done—and continuing to perfect and research ways to do it...

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Innovation District Framework Plan

The Innovation District Framework is a roadmap for helping the Innovation District reach its full potential to provide unique and authentic value to the city around it.

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Get Involved in Chattanooga's Innovation District

What better way to learn about the Innovation District than to get involved in any of the many exciting events we have going on? Whether you are new to the city, an entrepreneurial expert,...

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Chattanooga's Innovation Identity

Innovation districts are becoming increasingly popular as they emerge in cities all over the world. Even the name “innovation district” is a new buzzword on the lips of city leaders, creative thinkers, and entrepreneurs.

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ArtsBuild: Building a Stronger Community Through Art

Founded in 1969 as a united arts fund, ArtsBuild is a Chattanooga nonprofit located in the heart of the Innovation District with the mission of building a stronger community through the arts.

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Chattanooga Public Library Abundant with Startup Resources

Do you have a startup, a small business, or a potentially great idea and you need the resources to jumpstart it? Well, good news: You don’t need a ton of capital yet, you just...

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Reclaiming Chattanooga’s Forgotten Alleys with Passageways

Have you seen the amazing, decorative, interactive alleyways around Chattanooga? They’re not just pretty to look at, or take a photo with, they’re part of an architecture exhibit meant to exemplify the potential of...

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What is an Innovation District?

Innovation districts have been profiled in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and online media from Business Insider to Demos Quarterly.

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The Tomorrow Building

Chattanooga is all about taking it to the next level. We did it with the Internet by being the first city to offer “the gig.” Now we’re doing it with co-living at The Tomorrow...

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Covalence Coding School

With growth comes challenges. That’s true for everything, but especially true for the growing economy of an evolving city. One of the challenges faced by Chattanooga is actually a positive problem to have: According...

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ChattaNewbies

Moving to a new city can be overwhelming. There’s finding a place to live, packing your entire life into liquor store boxes and shoving those into the back of a moving truck that will...

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