Talented artist Esther Hart live-illustrated these colorful murals as our Thriving Communities teams from Bridgeport, Dayton, and LaFayette journeyed through their Strategy to Reality session, evolving their “distinctive plays” (strategies based on what sets them apart) for future pop-up events and strategy implementation.Read More
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has acquired nearly 400 acres as an addition to the 440-acre Piney Falls State Natural Area in Rhea County.Read More
According to an analysis published by the Economic Policy Institute, the arts, entertainment, and recreation industry is the second highest in job creation for every $1,000,000 invested. The ripple effect shows how even the intangible enjoyment of arts and culture bolsters the balance of our economy.Read More
Thrive Regional Partnership has accepted Bridgeport, Alabama, Dayton, Tennessee, and LaFayette, Georgia into the third round of the Thriving Communities creative placemaking program.
100% of participants in Thriving Communities community accelerator program receive $20K in seed funding from the Lyndhurst Foundation! The will now implement catalytic community projects, that they developed during the program. The creative placemaking program is designed to create asset-based community vibrancy and growth by leveraging arts and cultural assets.
Thrive is exploring workforce mobility options to improve the movement of people and products in the greater Chattanooga region. Join Back Roads Day on September 18th for a region-wide experiment in taking alternate routes or alternative transportation to work.Read More