The future of Chattanooga is zooming into the future on a tech-based rocket.
That’s according to Enterpreneur magazine, which picked the city as one of three in the country whose tech-forward thinking makes it stand out. Austin and Seattle were the other cities.
The article specifically mentioned Chattanooga’s 10-gig fiber-optic network, the country’s first network with that kind of speed. Also cited in the article is a 2015 study by Dr. Bento J. Lobo, department head of Finance and Economics in UTC’s College of Business, which estimated that the network has brought in at least $865.3 million since its implementation in 2012.
Entrepreneur also noted that the city’s downtown Innovation District is pulling national attention to Chattanooga and its commitment to developing technology and start-up companies in the industry.
“But, more important than the growth in the city’s technology sector, Chattanooga is committed to making technology its future,” the Entrepreneur article said. “Science, technology, engineering and mathematics schools are popping up across the city, in addition to a wealth of adult education centers that aim to connect every citizen, not just those with a degree, to the growing tech sector.”
Read the full article in Entrepreneur magazine here.