Chattanooga has been called the “Dynamo of Dixie” and has a rich history of entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Chattanooga is on a roll with the recent string of billion dollar investments in the area by multi-national companies such as Alstom, Volkswagen, Wacker and Amazon. Coupled with the rich technological environment including the computational Simulation Center at UTC and the EPB powered citywide gigabit fiber network, Chattanooga is poised for growth. Recently, Chattanooga has been spotlighted for the rebirth of its downtown and its community’s attitude toward entrepreneurs and creatives. It has made the long, recorded crawl from being recognized as one of the worst cities in America, to being the toast of influential publications: GOOD Magazine, the New York Times, Outside Magazine, and Men’s Journal.