Friday, November 22, 2013

Chattanooga's Making Headlines Again

Chattanooga was recently featured in a piece from CNBC. The article comments on the transformation of Chattanooga from a dirty town of crime and industrial decline to a vibrant, growing city full of life and business opportunity.

Highlighting the city's internet speeds, recently built manufacturing plants, and revitalization of downtown and the riverfront, the article has many positive things to say about the direction Chattanooga has taken over the last few decades.

Though not everything is peachy, and more than a few residents and small business owners worry about getting steamrolled as the city makes way for development and big business, on the whole the picture looks good, and the city is optimistic.

Not bad for a city that once had the distinction of being called "the dirtiest city in America" by Mr. Cronkite himself.

You can read the full article here.

Friday, November 8, 2013

News Flash: Chattanooga is an Awesome Place to Live

This article originally appeared in the Chattanooga Times Free Press. You can find it here. has named Chattanooga to its Top 100 Best Places to Live.
A news release said Chattanooga scored high in education, amenities and health care.
"Great cities are more than just a check-list of bars, coffee shops and museums," Editor Matt Carmichael said. "Our goal was to collect the best data available, from the best sources and the best partners to gauge the true measures of livability. Access was important, but so were utilization and affordability.
"By using data from the public sector, the private sector and nonprofits focused on these issues, we have compiled an Index that celebrates America's great cities and towns." describes itself as a website that ranks quality of life and travel amenities in small and mid-sized cities in America.

Check out Livability's Top 100 here.
Check it! Chattanooga also made it onto the Top 10 Downtowns, and the Top 10 Beer Cities lists.