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Regional Statistics

The Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership tracks economic indicators for the entire region. The comprehensive and up-to-date reports for our most requested statistics can be found below.

Our Counties

Click on a county for comprehensive county data, covering everything from natural attractions to demographics.

Total Population

2017 - 2021

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

1,078,442

Region Population

1.9%

5-Year Growth

Unemployment Rates by County

August 2022

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • 2021
  • 2022
Tennessee

Georgia

Alabama

Jobs By Sector

2021 Annual Average

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Trade, Transportation & Utilities / 21%
  • Manufacturing / 21%
  • Construction / 4%
  • Government / 14%
  • Other Services / 2%
  • Leisure & Hospitality / 10%
  • Education & Health Services / 12%
  • Professional & Business Services / 10%
  • Financial Activities / 5%
  • Information / 1%

Regional Job Growth

1 year growth rate as of June 2022

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

424k

Total Jobs

2.8%

Chattanooga, MSA

2.2%

Cleveland, MSA

3.2%

Dalton, MSA

4.2%

United States

Announced Projects

2017 - 2021

Source: GCEP

checklist image 156 projects completed
desk image 13,428 jobs created
piggy bank blue $4+ billion invested

Real Estate Price Per Square Foot

2nd Quarter 2022

Source: CoStar Group

Building Permits

2021-2022 Comparison

Source: F. W. Dodge Division, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

  • 2021
  • 2022
GCEP Non-Residential Permit Value
GCEP Residential Permit Value