Chattanooga, a vibrant city in southeastern Tennessee is located on the Tennessee River. For centuries this area has been an established rail and industrial center, yet today there are many more employment opportunities in a vast array of fields. Whether you were trained in New York, Dallas or Toronto, relocation to Chattanooga is a definite possibility no matter what your field of expertise.
The city is a vastly diversified and profitable business location with no single dominating industry. There are instead many different industries here, iron and steel plants, a strong tourism sector as well as the infrastructure to support all kinds of industry. Chattanooga has a great transportation system and access to travel by air, land and sea, as well as the trained workers who power this type of transportation. In addition, the city has a specifically designated foreign trade zone, so your Alberta franchise can open in this city without paying a ton of cash to the government! In spite of there not being one central industry in the city, there are several large companies with headquarters here, and they include: Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee, (which includes pharmacies, medical companies and home health services), McKee Banking Company, Brach & Brock Confections, Dixie Yarns, and Olan Mills, Inc. to name a few!
The city is also the headquarters for the Division of Power of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), a federal company which is the largest utility in all of the United States. TVA works to develop the abundant natural resources found within the Tennessee Valley. With both electricity and natural gas readily available at very low rates, Chattanooga is in a very enviable position. Water supplies are also plentiful and sewage treatment is state of the art with the potential to support industrial expansion.
In addition, TVA and its various power distributors also offer an amazing growth credit program, which provides major savings and incentives to new (commercial as well as industrial) customers who require a large capacity to support such things as online collaboration tools and massive back-up generators to run their businesses.
This is just one example of the fact that locally there are many incentive programs (both at the city and state level) that many individuals take full advantage of to get where they want to be career wise. The city of Chattanooga Community Development Block Grant Program gives loans to expanding businesses for up to five years with a great rate of return. The Enterprise Fund of Greater Chattanooga provides capital on a loan or equity basis to new and existing businesses in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, and surrounding areas in order to create jobs and strengthen the tax base.
The Valley Capital Corporation also helps the community businesses by providing long-term debt solving solutions and monetary capital to small businesses and entrepreneurs which are owned by either economically or socially disadvantaged entrepreneurs. This encompasses a wide array of businesses and helps out many individuals; from high tech companies to food services to crane deming distributors. Clearly this is a city that cares for its businesses and takes positives steps towards seeing everyone succeed.