County Profile

Hamilton County, TN

Hamilton |

Lindsay Hiatt

Contact
lhiatt@chattanoogachamber.com
423.756.2121

Address
811 Broad Street #100
Chattanooga, TN 37402

GCEP |

Lindsay Hiatt

Contact
lhiatt@chattanoogachamber.com
423.756.2121

Address
811 Broad Street #100
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Hamilton |

Lindsay Hiatt

Contact
lhiatt@chattanoogachamber.com
423.756.2121

Address
811 Broad Street #100
Chattanooga, TN 37402

GCEP |

Lindsay Hiatt

Contact
lhiatt@chattanoogachamber.com
423.756.2121

Address
811 Broad Street #100
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Hamilton Overview

Hamilton County is located in eastern Tennessee and is the fourth most populated county in the state. Three interstates – I-24, I-59 and I-75 intersect in the county. U.S. Highway 27 and state Highway 153 are also major arteries.

The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport offers non-stop service to eight locations throughout the U.S. Air cargo is available. Airlines serving the Chattanooga airport include: Allegiant, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta and United Airlines.

Post-secondary educational choices within the county include the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga State Community College and Southern Adventist University. Nearly 24,000 students are enrolled at these institutions. Additionally, a wide selection of community, state, and private colleges and universities are all within driving distance.

The county is home to some of the top hospitals in the U.S., offering healthcare services to residents of Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and beyond.  Full-service hospitals, with a combined 1,800 beds, include Erlanger Health System, CHI Memorial and Parkridge Medical Center.  Erlanger is one of only six Level I Trauma Centers in the State of Tennessee.

Chattanooga won Outside magazine’s “Best Town Ever” competition in both 2011 and 2015.  The area provides hundreds of miles of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, climbing, bouldering, whitewater rafting, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and more. The downtown district is a great place to start because it’s compact, vibrant and animated. One can easily navigate the city on foot, on the free electric shuttle or by using the public bicycle transit system, which is available 24/7. The city is filled with world-class attractions, riverside parks, live music and entertainment, amazing restaurants, exciting sporting events, outdoor adventures, rich history, a thriving arts scene, shopping and many diverse annual events.

There are eight industrial parks in the area. Enterprise South is a joint project of the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County. The site, located on the I-75 corridor, offers a turn-key solution for new manufacturing operations. Currently, 42 acres are available in small parcels. The Centre South Riverport/Industrial Park is located on Amnicola Highway on the Tennessee River. The park, owned and developed by Hamilton County Government, is zoned M-1 and offers sites with both rail and barge access. Currently, 66 acres are available.  The county is part of the 11-county Foreign Trade Zone 134.

Rail service in the county is provided by CSX and Norfolk Southern, with switching facilities available throughout the area.

COMPANYEMPLOYEES
Erlanger Health System6,283
Hamilton County Schools6,177
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee4,473
CHI Memorial3,979
Amazon.com Services LLC3,623
Source: Companies

Hamilton County Statistics

Hamilton County Data