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River City Company

Downtown Chattanooga’s economic development company.

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City Profile
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Downtown Chattanooga is riding the crest of international acclaim from a two-decade resurgence, including a $120 million riverfront development. Downtown is comprised of several districts, each with a distinctive history and market position. Collectively, these districts serve the greater Chattanooga area with familiar and unique shopping and dining destinations. From boutique specialty retailers to fine dining and everything in between, discover what all the excitement is about and explore the allure of downtown Chattanooga.

City Profile

Statistics & Quick Facts

  • First city in the Western Hemisphere to offer one-gigabit-per-second fiber internet service to residents and businesses at 200 times the speed of the national average
  • More than $300 million in new residential projects
  • More than 1,300 new condos, town homes, and apartments completed or underway
  • Downtown residential growth has increased nearly 10% in the past decade
  • 920,000 square feet of existing retail space
  • More than 100,000 square feet of new retail space in 2009-2010
  • Nearly 3 million tourists visit and spend almost $690 million downtown each year
  • 9,000 downtown hotel and motel rooms
  • Daytime downtown population is 50,000
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is located downtown with 11,438 students
  • Over 13,000 public parking spaces throughout the districts
  • An underserved trade area
  • Free electric shuttle connects unique and vibrant urban districts
  • Easy connections to 3 major interstates: I-75, I-24, & I-59
  • Less than 135 miles from Atlanta, Huntsville, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham