Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
The CHATTANOOGA       Success Story      University EconomicDevelopment Association Summit          October 23, 2012  J. W...
Chattanooga, Tennessee                   Fourth largest city in Tennessee                   Population nearly 300,000   ...
Chattanooga              1900’s – History – Dynamo of Dixie
Chattanooga              1969 – Recognized as Having Worst                     Air Quality in the Country                 ...
Chattanooga             1988 – Compliance with all National                               Air Quality Standards   1st Met...
Chattanooga Story: 1980 - 1990 • Community at a crossroads • Losing jobs • Downtown empty after work hours • Pioneered pub...
1980s: Riverfront Ghost Town
1990s: Tennessee Aquarium
Today: Tennessee Aquarium
North Chattanooga: Then
North Chattanooga: Now
Brownfields Then                   Now
Chattanooga Story: 1990 - 2005PROBLEM: Tourism up but few new companies emerge    Slower than average job growth    Slow...
Chattanooga Story: 2005-2012PROBLEM: Manufacturing Moves Off-ShoreRESPONSE:The Enterprise Center Leads Technology Initiat...
History of Public-Private Partnership     • 1970s: Clean Air Partnership     • 1980s: Visioning     • 1990s: Downtown Revi...
Chattanooga
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

UEDA Summit 2012: Chattanooga: The Gig City – How the First City in the Western Hemisphere is Using 1 Gigabit-per-Second Fiber Internet Service to Grow its Economy (Cropp, DePriest & Daly)

988 views

Published on

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

UEDA Summit 2012: Chattanooga: The Gig City – How the First City in the Western Hemisphere is Using 1 Gigabit-per-Second Fiber Internet Service to Grow its Economy (Cropp, DePriest & Daly)

  1. 1. The CHATTANOOGA Success Story University EconomicDevelopment Association Summit October 23, 2012 J. Wayne Cropp, President and CEO
  2. 2. Chattanooga, Tennessee  Fourth largest city in Tennessee  Population nearly 300,000  Located on banks of the Tennessee River  Mountains, ridges and lakes
  3. 3. Chattanooga 1900’s – History – Dynamo of Dixie
  4. 4. Chattanooga 1969 – Recognized as Having Worst Air Quality in the Country Walter Cronkite US HEW Report 1/1969
  5. 5. Chattanooga 1988 – Compliance with all National Air Quality Standards  1st Metro Area in USA to achieve Ozone Standards from Non-Attainment Status  Worst-to-First Environmental Turn Around Story
  6. 6. Chattanooga Story: 1980 - 1990 • Community at a crossroads • Losing jobs • Downtown empty after work hours • Pioneered public visioning process  Create a dynamic downtown area  Re-connect with the Tennessee River
  7. 7. 1980s: Riverfront Ghost Town
  8. 8. 1990s: Tennessee Aquarium
  9. 9. Today: Tennessee Aquarium
  10. 10. North Chattanooga: Then
  11. 11. North Chattanooga: Now
  12. 12. Brownfields Then Now
  13. 13. Chattanooga Story: 1990 - 2005PROBLEM: Tourism up but few new companies emerge  Slower than average job growth  Slower than average population growthRESPONSE:  City and County create Enterprise South  Chamber launches public-private job creation partnership
  14. 14. Chattanooga Story: 2005-2012PROBLEM: Manufacturing Moves Off-ShoreRESPONSE:The Enterprise Center Leads Technology InitiativesEPB “Connects” the Community • To the “Smart Grid” • To the Internet – North America’s Fastest and Broadest Connection
  15. 15. History of Public-Private Partnership • 1970s: Clean Air Partnership • 1980s: Visioning • 1990s: Downtown Revitalization • 2000s: 21st Century Waterfront & Enterprise South • 2010s: EPB Connects Chattanooga to the GIG
  16. 16. Chattanooga

×