2013 Chattanooga

Highlights of LEDC’s City Visit to Chattanooga included meeting with Chattanooga’s Utility, EPB, who offers the fastest internet speeds in the Country, five of Chattanooga’s Foundations who have led downtown development and entrepreneur efforts in the City, toured Volkswagen’s manufacturing plant and training facilities, learned about Chattanooga’s Urban Design Studio which led the planning efforts of Chattanooga’s downtown revitalization, River City, who led the downtown development revitalization effort and met with the developers who made it happen.

Entrepreneurship was a major focus on the trip which included visits to an incubator, Co.Lab and accelerator, Lamp Post, start up’s Variable Technologies and Global Green Lighting as well as Crash Pad, a Hostel.  We also learned about Outdoor Chattanooga’s bike share program (and even rode their bikes) and heard testimonies from an urban ministry, Launch Chattanooga.   AGENDA    BOOKLET    PRESENTATION