Igniting responsible and inspired growth across the greater Chattanooga region.


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.

Three Cities Accepted into 2019
Thriving Communities program

Thrive Regional Partnership is delighted to welcome Bridgeport, Alabama, Dayton, Tennessee, and LaFayette, Georgia into the third round of the Thriving Communities creative placemaking program.

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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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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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On the Pressing Issue of Infrastructure

In light of the recent partial collapse of the railing of the I-75 S overpass onto the merging lanes of I-75 N to I-24 W, Thrive Regional Partnership has released the following statement on the importance of infrastructure innovation in the greater Chattanooga region.

Photo by Erin O. Smith for Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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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.


Whitewater Adventure and More in the Ocoee River Corridor

The Ocoee River is probably the Southeast’s most popular whitewater destination, hosting over 250,000 paddlers a year. A 2012 study determined that recreation on the Ocoee contributes $43 million annually to the economy within 60 miles of the river.

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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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