Welcome to Chattanooga

Startups and small businesses will fuel our growth for decades to come, this tool is set up to help business owners and entrepreneurs scope out new projects in Chattanooga and learn about the necessary permits and licenses to make their dreams a reality.

From Mayor Andy Berke

Chattanooga

Our city is strengthening its great entrepreneurial spirit and Chattanooga will continue to attract companies from across the globe like Amazon and Volkswagen. At the same time, we will 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 expanding a shop downtown, we're here to help.

Business is Booming

173,778
population

$38,064
median family income

$23,868
per capita retail sales

17,465
private firms