The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce announces Chattanooga Climbs, a five-year plan to advance economic and talent development.
The plan highlights inclusive leadership and collaboration throughout and several leaders invite more community participation.
“More than 900 Chattanoogans helped shape Chattanooga Climbs,” said Christy Gillenwater, Chattanooga Chamber president and CEO.
“We based this strategy on in-depth research and thoughtful community input, as well as a healthy dose of looking at cities we compete with for jobs and talent.”
The Chattanooga Chamber shared Chattanooga Climbs plan details online, said J.V. Vaughn, Chattanooga Chamber Board chair, because announcing the plan to all Hamilton County residents also serves as an invitation to join in.
“It will take all of us working together to reach the bold goals outlined here,” Mr. Vaughn said. “We invite all to learn more and join in this rewarding and challenging work - whether it’s job recruitment, skills building or helping startups grow. One of the most important goals we can accomplish is to set the standard for inclusive, meaningful leadership. We’ve made progress, but we can do much more.”