From big city to Gig City: Pandemic has made it possible to work from nearly anywhere - so why not Chattanooga?

Sukriti Chadha was working in New York as a developer for Yahoo, never imagining life outside of a major city, when the pandemic landed and changed all her plans.

"I never even envisioned going to even Chicago, to be honest," says Chadha, who has been working remotely and living with friends on Lookout Mountain since April. "In March, it felt really unsafe to be in New York. The numbers were going crazy. Chattanooga seemed like a really cool place to be."

Now, Chadha says, she's wondering if life in a mid-sized city might suit her just fine.

"People with my skill set are in huge numbers in cities like New York, and here I've been able to meet so many people and build relationships because there aren't as many me's here," says Chadha, who landed a new job with Spotify in September.