Igniting responsible and inspired growth across the greater Chattanooga region.

 
 
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Through communication, collaboration, analytics and innovation, we optimize community development opportunities while protecting the natural treasures that define the 16-county, tri-state Chattanooga region. 

Our work sparks growth from within its communities and nurtures a legacy for its natural landscapes in order to ensure a high quality of life for generations to come. 

In forty years, we envision:

Educated people with good jobs living in a great place.
 
 
 

DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Accepting Thriving Communities
applications until JAN 25!

Thriving Communities is a community accelerator program designed to enhance leadership and community development throughout the greater Chattanooga region through creative placemaking. Participating teams learn strategic approaches to leverage their local artistic and cultural assets in order to spark economic vibrancy and growth from within their own towns and communities.

 
 
 
 
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Our Projects


Thriving Communities

An in-depth creative placemaking program designed to enhance professional and community development throughout the tri-state region.

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Transportation Collaborative

A coordinated team of private and public partners dedicated to promoting the safe and efficient movement of people, products, and data in and around the tri-state region. 

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Natural Treasures Alliance

A concerted, collaborative effort to preserve the natural assets that define this region and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities as the economy and population grows.

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GENERATION THRIVE

A platform for students of all ages and backgrounds to engage in experiential learning and leadership development with established professionals in regional planning, creative placemaking, conservation, and infrastructure.

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Seeing Green in the
Scenic Chattanooga Region

ESRI, the GIS mapping software and spatial analytics platform, wrote this comprehensive article about our partnership with UTC’s Interdisciplinary Geospatial Technology Lab.

Much of our work in conscientious, responsible growth relies on providing key data to decision-makers and stakeholders. Our partners at the UTC IGTLab ensure that we have reliable geo-data for all of our initiatives and projects.

 
 
 
 
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Our Sustaining INVESTOrs

Because of the generous participation of these partners, the Thrive Regional Partnership is able to work as an independent, nonprofit organization devoted to convening people around the issues that challenge our region's future and actions that ensure responsible and inspired growth for generations to come.

 
 

FEB. 23: 250K Tree Day!

On February 23, participate in 250K Tree Day by planting a tree in your local green space, state or national park, or your own backyard! 250K Tree Day is hosted by the Tennessee Environmental Council to raise awareness for the multi-generational benefits native trees bring to our environment, communities, and public health.

 
 
 
 
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Our Supporters


 
 

Preparing Today's Students 

We create innovative, experiential education opportunities so that our student citizens are prepared for the jobs of tomorrow.

 
 
 
 
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