Our Region

The tristate, 16-county Chattanooga region is defined by a portion of the Tennessee River watershed and its tributaries. 

The region is also defined by the way our people commute to work, engage with our education assets and choose to live and play.

The region's economy is based on a legacy of manufacturing and entrepreneurship. Our roads, rails, and rivers provide a transportation crossroads for the Eastern United States and serve as a hub for freight and mobility innovation. 

The region's streams and caves hold a higher richness of species diversity than any other place on earth and the natural treasures that define the region's lifestyle are held closely by our people.

There are few places in the world where the human history is as complex or colorful, or the assortment of plant and animal life is as rich and varied.

Come explore our region.

3 STATES
16 COUNTIES
79 MUNICIPALITIES
2 CONNECTED WATERSHEDS
6,648 SQUARE MILES
1 MILLION PEOPLE