Downtown Chattanooga

Find out why you should live, play & work downtown!

Sponsored by River City Company
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Who We Are

River City Company is the economic development engine for Downtown Chattanooga. Through its work to cultivate and advocate for a vibrant and healthy downtown, River City Company stimulates the community's economic, social and cultural growth. 

For over 30 years, River City Company, a private non-profit, has worked in partnership with local government, the private sector, and the philanthropic sector to support Downtown Chattanooga.

Because a vigorous downtown is a prerequisite for a healthier city, we’re working to keep Downtown Chattanooga working.

River City Company's Board of Directors represents the community at large with City and County Mayors, representatives from Chattanooga City Council and Hamilton County Commission and numerous community leaders. The Board of Directors provides an invaluable knowledge base to help us determine the best use of our $3.2 million annual budget.

Click here to view a map of the downtown footprint and our area of focus.

History of River City Company

River City Company has played an integral role in the redevelopment and revitalization of Downtown Chattanooga. Created as a private non-profit in 1986 to implement a 20-year twenty-two mile blueprint for Chattanooga's riverfront and downtown development, the non-profit was originally capitalized with $12 million from local foundations and financial institutions.

By working with local government, the private sector and the philanthropic sector, River City Company supported and developed specific real estate projects in Downtown Chattanooga. From the fulfillment of the initial recommendations of the Moccasin Bend Task Force for the development of the Tennessee Riverwalk, to the development of the Tennessee Aquarium, the redevelopment of the Kirkman High School site, fulfillment of the 21st Century Waterfront Plan, the Majestic Theater, The Block and Miller Park, River City Company has been most successful as a public purpose development company.