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Downtown Chattanooga

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

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Why Downtown
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Why Downtown Chattanooga?

Why do we advocate for downtown Chattanooga? Because a vigorous downtown is a prerequisite for a healthier city.

Research shows that a healthy and vibrant downtown boosts the economic health and quality of life in a community. Specifically, it creates jobs, incubates small businesses, reduces sprawl, protects property values, and increases the community's options for goods and services. An aesthetically pleasing downtown that is full of activity, particularly pedestrian activity, conveys a positive and attractive image of the community, which in turn attracts more visitors. And, it serves as a symbol of community pride and history.

For over 28 years, River City Company has worked in partnership with local government, the private sector, and the philanthropic sector to perpetuate downtown Chattanooga's growth – from creating urban housing and entertainment venues to encouraging private commercial investment.

Today River City Company is working to keep downtown Chattanooga working as the economic, social and cultural centerpiece of the entire Chattanooga region. We invite you to explore downtown Chattanooga and see what everyone is talking about!

The Gig City

With a rich history of entrepreneurship, Chattanooga is now pioneering the technology arena. Chattanooga is the first city in the Western Hemisphere to offer one-gigabit-per-second fiber internet service to all residents and businesses. At 200 times the speed of the national average, the Gig opens the door to unimagined ways of learning, playing and conducting business. With multiple technology based start up companies calling Chattanooga their home and the annual Gig Tank Competition, Chattanooga really is The Gig City.