This article provides a basic explanation of broadband technology, how it creates wealth, and how it gives some places a competitive advantage over others.Read More
Chattanooga Times Free Press
The Interstate 75/Interstate 24 interchange in Chattanooga has received an "F" from the state in terms of traffic congestion.Read More
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Another German company has put down roots in the Chattanooga area, bringing the number to about two dozen in just the past decade or so.Read More
Do you enjoy canoeing or kayaking on the Tennessee River? Share all of your river experiences and ideas for enhanced river access using the interactive survey, called RiverGauge, designed to support ongoing development of the @TennesseeRiverLine vision!Read More
The natural feature known as the Walls of Jericho, located along the Alabama-Tennessee border south of Winchester, has become a popular hiking destination.Read More
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.Read More
Conference organizations plan to use the opportunity of Chattanooga as host of the international event to share with our visitors the work being done by local community leaders, stakeholders, artists, and designers through open workshops throughout the City and Chattanooga Region.Read More
Thrive's data partners with UTC's IGTLab have received first and second place awards in Best Spatial Analysis at this year's Tennessee Geographic Information Council's annual conference!Read More
Cyclists in Southeast Tennessee now have a new and growing network of bike routes to explore: Bikeways of the Scenic South. This network of carefully crafted road cycling routes is available at ScenicBikeways.com, and the routes include downloadable maps, turn-by-turn cue sheets, notable points of interest, conveniences, and descriptive narratives of what to expect along the routes.
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
Just east of Chatsworth, Georgia, the Cohutta Mountains form what is essentially the westernmost edge of the Blue Ridge mountain range. One of the area’s more popular outdoor destinations is Fort Mountain State Park, which features a variety of recreation opportunities and cultural interest.Read More
Please join us for an informative evening on Placemaking in a Thriving Region on April 25th at 5:30 with guest speaker Ed McMahon, Senior Resident Fellow, Urban Land Institute.Read More
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.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
Lookout Mountain’s thousand-foot deep gorge known as Cloudland Canyon is one of northwest Georgia’s better known attractions. Perhaps you’ve gazed at the spectacular view of the canyon from one of the overlooks on the rim, then hiked down to see the two waterfalls, traversing the infamous 600-step staircase in the process. While these may be its best known features, there is much more to see and do at Cloudland Canyon State Park!Read More
One of the best spots for birding in the Chattanooga region is Jackson County, Alabama’s Stevenson City Park. About 45 miles southwest of downtown Chattanooga, the park is located on a peninsula in Crow Creek, and is part of the 3,346-acre Crow Creek Refuge. Stevenson City Park is a stop on the North Alabama Birding Trail and largely consists of a mixture of trees and grassy areas, along with easily accessible shoreline.Read More
Chattanooga State Community College has become the 61st educational institution in the nation and the first campus in Tennessee to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators. Chattanooga State joins more than a hundred other cities and campuses across the country united in improving their landscapes for pollinators.
Thrive Regional Partnership has accepted Bridgeport, Alabama, Dayton, Tennessee, and LaFayette, Georgia into the third round of the Thriving Communities creative placemaking program.