You probably think about Chattanooga as a city of nearly 200,000 people, but did you know that the population of our 16-county region is more than 1 million? That's a lot more people for businesses to employ, and when businesses move here and grow here, we all win. That's what's behind the Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership (GCEP), the regional economic development effort the Chattanooga Chamber has led since 2016.
Through GCEP, the Chattanooga Chamber still leads economic development for Chattanooga and Hamilton County, and also partners with 15 other counties in Northeast Alabama, Northwest Georgia and Southeast Tennessee to market our region. GCEP is a one-stop point of contact for helping businesses with:
* Site selection
* Workforce support
* Incentive coordination
* Community visits
This helps our region better compete with other regional economic development groups.