Tech Town hires new CEO, plans to move

TechTown is moving into a smaller downtown facility with a new CEO this year, but officials hope the move will put the innovative tech training program into closer connection with the rest of Chattanooga's growing Gig economy in the Innovation District.

After serving nearly 5,300 students over the past two and a half years in the Lifestyle Center at 325 Market St, TechTown is preparing to move next month into the Edney Building at the hub of the downtown Innovation District at Market and 11th streets.

Chris Ramsey, a former BlueCross BlueShield manager and healthcare and tech consultant, was chosen this year to succeed Cordell Carter, who stepped down as TechTown CEO at the end of last year and now works with the Aspin Institute in Washington, D.C.

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