Chattanooga is a city in southeastern Tennessee, the city is located along the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It is the fourth largest city in Tennessee and one of the two principal cities in East Tennessee. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and development of its riverfront.
The first inhabitants of the Chattanooga area were Native Americans; it was a center of battle during the American civil war. The city played a major role in the transportation of raw materials that were used in processing small arms and munitions used during the battle.
The city is a very beautiful place with plenty of places to go visit, from the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, civil war battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail which brings thousands of people to the city. If you love cultural events this is the right place to be, they include the Riverbend Festival, Full Color Cruise, The creative Discovery Museum for children, and the southern writers’ conference.
For animal lovers, the city of Chattanooga has a zoo that one can experience the wild encounters, tours, and camel rides. The zoological park spreads to a 13-acre area and is home to dozens of the world’s most exotic creatures.
The little ones can also explore, learn, and grow at the Creative Discovery Museum in downtown Chattanooga. The popular learning centre features interactives activities and hands-on exhibits that allow children to play and grow.
Most of Chattanooga’s primary and secondary education is funded by the government, it also has several higher education institutions and public libraries.
Chattanooga has one of the best transport systems, the extensive transportation infrastructure has evolved into an intricate system of interstates streets, tunnels, railroad lines, bridges, and a commercial airport.
Chattanooga is popularly known to have a large, growing, and diversified sports scene for a city of its size. The sports include minor league baseball, college sports, and professional cycling.
With the scenic beauty, stable population and economy, cross-sector partnerships, and strategic location. Chattanooga enters the 21st century as one of the most progressive and livable midsize cities in the U.S. The city has won three national awards for outstanding livability and also won a 9 Gunther Blue Ribbon Awards for excellence in housing and consolidated planning.
Chattanooga’s economy includes a diversified and growing mix of manufacturing and service industries. The Chattanooga businesses include Access America Transport, BlueShield of Tennessee, and the world’s first Coca-Cola bottling plant.
The largest industry in Chattanooga is Health Care which has over 11,000 workers, Social Assistance, and manufacturing having over 9,000. The highest paying industries are mining, quarrying, Oil, and Gas Extraction Utilities and management of Companies and Enterprise.