The region’s $46 billion economy includes these major industries: advanced manufacturing, automotive production, health services, textile production, transportation and logistics services and food and beverage production.
The region features multiple colleges and universities with 18 locations as well as a highly developed logistics infrastructure, access to abundant fresh water, low-cost utilities and a deep pool of skilled workers.
Greater Chattanooga is surrounded by mountains and lakes which makes world-class adventure and the best outdoor recreation in the Southeast available within minutes.
MAJOR EMPLOYERS | COMPANY PRODUCT | SERVICE NO. EMPLOYEES
Shaw Industries | Mfr. carpet & flooring | 9,711
Erlanger Health System | Health System | 7,013
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee | Health care financing | 5,548
Mohawk Industries | Mfr. carpet & rugs | 4,770
Engineered Floors/J&J Flooring | Mfr. flooring | 3,597
Population 2020 1,078,243
Population 2025 1,106,391
Households 2020 420,676
Median Age 40.3
Median Household Income $49,776
Per Capita Income $27,194
Source: Gale Research
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