published Monday, April 11th, 2011

Smart city race enters last laps

The competition to land the tag of the world’s “smartest city” entered the final stages today when the chairman of a New York think tank met with Chattanooga officials and business people.

John G. Jung, chairman and co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum, said Chattanooga is the last of seven cities officials are visiting leading up to a June 3 decision.

Jung met with more than a dozen entrepreneurs and others in the city to gain a better feel for Chattanooga’s technology efforts and how those are impacting people.

Already named one of the seven most intelligent cities, Chattanooga leaders are trying to move from the short list to the top.

For full story, see Tuesday’s Times Free Press.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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Echo said...

Intelligent Community? Nice Try - April Fools was 10 days ago.

April 11, 2011 at 8:45 p.m.
bluedagger said...

How can the most intelligent city have a baffoon as its head?

April 12, 2011 at 12:13 a.m.
Humphrey said...

If Chattanooga is serious about being labeled a "smart city" then the city MUST get behind the public schools.

April 12, 2011 at 8:56 a.m.
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