Two hours between Nashville and Atlanta is a surprising, but not that surprising-hub for entrepreneurship. Chattanooga may not have a signature yet like Austin or Columbus but that also may be its greatest strength. This small city generated close to $2 billion in startup exits in the last five years.
According to Inc.'s recent article, "How Chattanooga Attracted Gary Vaynerchuk, Steve Case and $2 Billion in Startup Exits", The Gig, one of the nation's fastest and most ambitious city-wide Internet projects has led to the expansion of tech companies.
It's a government-owned, gigabit-per-second fiber network. Some large, emerging tech companies, including Skuid, have decided to build here rather than Silicon Valley for a number of reasons. Read the full story here.