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Why the Greater Chattanooga Area Should be Your Next HQ:

Less than a two-hour drive from metro Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville and Huntsville, the area enjoys easy access to some of the Southeast’s most flourishing markets. The region’s largest airport, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, is home to four major airlines and offers quick connections to major airport hubs as well as one-stop service to Europe and Asia.

Companies in the region benefit from a large pool of talent well-versed in various business sectors, including the insurance, finance, technology and logistics industries. The region’s community colleges and 12 accredited higher education institutions offer customized training programs that provide ongoing development to workers in this field, as well as numerous degrees in business, engineering and technology.

Students can earn undergraduate and graduate degrees at the region’s colleges and universities including Covenant College, Lee University, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Southern Adventist University. In addition, the region boasts several programs through community colleges:

Chattanooga State Community College

  • Business Administration, Associate’s Degree
  • Administrative Professional Technology Concentration, Associate’s Degree
  • Administrative Office Professional, Technical Diploma

Cleveland State Community College

  • Business Administration, Associate’s Degree
  • Office Administration, Associate’s Degree
  • Accounting, Technical Certificate
  • Business and Management, Technical Certificate
  • Office Administration, Technical Certificate

Northeast Alabama Community College

  • Business, Associate’s Degree
  • Business Management and Supervision, Associate’s Degree

The region’s proximity to universities such as Georgia Tech, Emory, Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee State University, the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and the University of Alabama Huntsville also allows for an expansive approach to recruitment.

The Chattanooga region boasts Class A office space in both suburban communities as well as downtown Chattanooga. Our region is also home to the country’s most pervasive fiber optic network, which provides unmatched reliability and a 25-gigabit telecom capacity.

Companies that choose our Chattanooga Region benefit from a well-prepared workforce, advanced utilities and tremendous potential cost savings. Tax abatements allow qualified businesses to substantially reduce their property tax burden, while state training and infrastructure grants are also available. In addition, the region offers reduced utility taxes and job tax credits to reduce corporate liability.

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Shaw Industries
Employees

9,132

Product/Service

Mfr. flooring

Location

Locations throughout the region

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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Employees

4,878

Product/Service

Health care financing

Location

Chattanooga, TN

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Engineered Floors
Employees

3,597

Product/Service

Mfr. flooring

Location

Dalton, GA

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Unum
Employees

2,800

Product/Service

Insurance

Location

Chattanooga, TN

Cigna Healthcare
Cigna Healthcare
Employees

1,777

Product/Service

Health care

Location

Chattanooga, TN

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U.S. Xpress Enterprises
Employees

1,101

Product/Service

Logistics, transportation services

Location

Chattanooga, TN

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T-Mobile
Employees

843

Product/Service

Telecommunications

Location

Chattanooga, TN

Kenco Group
Kenco Group
Employees

664

Product/Service

Supply chain solutions, third-party logistics (3PL)

Location

Supply chain solutions, third-party logistics (3PL)

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HomeServe USA
Employees

578

Product/Service

Call center, emergency repair plan services

Location

Chattanooga, TN

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Concentrix
Employees

500

Product/Service

Call center

Location

Chattanooga, TN

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Lodge Manufacturing
Employees

434

Product/Service

Mfr. cast iron cookware

Location

South Pittsburg, TN