New Innovation District unveiled in downtown Chattanooga

New Innovation District unveiled in downtown Chattanooga

January 13th, 2015 by Dave Flessner in Local Regional News

Mayor Andy Berke speaks during a press conference about the Chattanooga Innovation District at the Development Resource Center.

Mayor Andy Berke speaks during a press conference...

Photo by Angela Lewis /Times Free Press.

Chattanooga leaders today unveiled a new 140-acre Innovation District in downtown Chattanooga that will be anchored in the Edney Building at M.L. King Boulevard and Market Street.

"Chattanooga's Innovation District will bring jobs, talent, and capital to our city," Mayor Andy Berke said at a news conference today. "Coupled with the fastest Internet in the Western Hemisphere, our Innovation District will strengthen our place as leaders in the 21st century economy."

The Enterprise Center, the city-funded development group, is developing the district similar to what other cities such as Boston, Washington D.C. and Barcelona, Spain have established to offer spaces specifically for workers and companies in the new innovation economy.

Read more in tomorrow's Times Free Press.