How Chattanooga Attracted Gary Vaynerchuk, Steve Case and $2 Billion in Startup Exits.
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.
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