Historically a hub for trade, the greater Chattanooga region is an innovative testing ground for logistics technology, workforce commuting policies, and broadband connectivity.
As industry in the Chattanooga tri-state region continues to expand, it is imperative to address transportation and infrastructure needs. Currently, Chattanooga ranks in the top 100 bottlenecks in United States for heaviest freight gridlock. 80% of tractor trailers carry goods to destinations beyond Chattanooga, a figure that could rapidly worsen in the age of e-commerce.
Historically, the region has always been a major crossroads for commerce. Now, Chattanooga has elevated itself as a leader in logistical technology. Thrive Regional Partnership convenes key stakeholders in necessary workshops to proactively mitigate freight traffic, creating an unprecedented collaborative around a national challenge.
Commuter patterns between the 16 counties further exemplify the connectivity between the region and a need to alleviate traffic that could prove detrimental to quality of life.