Under the leadership of Mayor Andy Berke our city is strengthening its great entrepreneurial spirit. Chattanooga will continue to attract companies from across the globe, like Alstom, Amazon and Volkswagen. However, we’ll also help grow businesses made in Chattanooga – startups and small businesses that will fuel our growth for decades to come. This wave should reach every part of our city. Whether it is a new tech company in St. Elmo or a new small retailer in East Brainerd or a grocery store in East Chattanooga, Andy Berke will work every day to bring new jobs and new opportunity to the entire city.
The Office of Economic and Community Development strives to fulfill this commitment through the six divisions that make up this department. In one way or another, each of these divisions affects the economic and community development of Chattanooga.