The Enterprise Center

The Enterprise Center, a non-profit economic development partner to the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County region, unites people, organizations and technology to build an advanced and inclusive future for our community, with a focus on equity, collaboration, economic mobility, and Smart City innovation.


The Enterprise Center is a non-profit organization with a local board of directors whose public-serving mission is to establish Chattanooga as a hub of innovation and improve people’s lives by leveraging the city’s digital technology to create, demonstrate, test and apply solutions for the 21st century.

The Enterprise Center is a public-private partnership dedicated to achieving three strategic goals in the following ways:

– Innovation District – The Enterprise Center helped establish and continues to promote and develop Chattanooga’s Innovation District, 140 acres in the heart of the city where creative thinkers, entrepreneurs, students, and tech-savvy innovators can collide and collaborate to conceive and implement new ideas.

– Research and Application Development – Through partnerships with EPB and UTC, and by leveraging The Enterprise Center’s relationships with such institutions as ORNL, the National Science Foundation, U.S. Ignite, and the University of Southern California, The Enterprise Center is helping establish Chattanooga as a test-bed for the development of next generation smart products, processes, and services.

– Digital Equity – The Enterprise Center is determined to address issues of digital equity and to promote digital asset availability through programs such as Tech Goes Home, a digital inclusion program that provides Chattanoogans with the skills, hardware, and connectivity to thrive in a technology-driven environment.

We Believe:

Information technology and innovation are driving the new global economy.
In working together collaboratively.
Equity and inclusion must be hallmarks of our work.
Chattanooga’s unique character and spirit are key advantages for a leap into the new economy.


The Enterprise Center is located in the Edney Innovation Center in the heart of Chattanooga’s downtown Innovation District.

Services Provided

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General (Specialty)


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space (Specialty)
  • Coworking (Specialty)
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends (Specialty)
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals (Specialty)
  • Pitch Events (Specialty)
  • Startup Drinks (Specialty)
Contact Information
Debra Socia
1100 Market
St #500
Chattanooga, TN 37402