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Allegiant Enplanements by Year


Enplanements Comparisons 2015, 2016, 2017


Enplanements Comparisons 2015, 2016, 2017

Number of Projects Number of Jobs Amount of Investment

Best in the USA

Chattanooga, Tennessee has been named by Lonely Planet as the “Best in the U.S.” and “10 U.S. destinations you need to see in 2018.” In fact, the New York Times named Chattanooga one of the “Top 45 Places to Go” in the world. And it’s no wonder. Tucked between the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, along the beautiful Tennessee River, Chattanooga is one of America’s most breathtaking cities. There’s a world of outdoor adventure, amazing restaurants, live events, art and world-class attractions waiting for you here. So, go ahead and plan your Chattanooga vacation today.

Total Population with Growth Rate

Region Population


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5-Year Growth



There are 139,141 adults,
(26,846 which are seniors)
in Chattanooga.

Source: World Population Review / Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survery)

& Income

Forget Silicon Valley, These 7 Cities Are Great for Startups

By Jimmy Im, CNBC


Cities like San Francisco and New York are magnets for entrepreneurs, but the competition among start-ups is tough and everything is expensive. So where else can you start a business in the U.S.? These seven cities across America are shining bright for start-ups: Cincinnati, Boston, Atlanta, Washington, Los Angeles, Chattanooga, and Austin.

Chattanooga has been making headlines as having a fast emerging tech sector with a strong start-up ecosystem. It was the first U.S. city to roll out a citywide gigabit network (a super-fast internet connection with speeds 200 times faster than the national average) in 2010, in hopes of giving businesses there a competitive advantage. And it seems to have worked; new business to the tune of $865.3 million had been added to the local economy by 2015, according to a study that year by the University of Tennessee.

Chattanooga’s mayor also created an Innovation District, “a 140-acre section in downtown Chattanooga that clusters startups, non-profits, and government entities all in one place,” according to Fortune.

But it’s not just that. “The affordability for starting a business here is great, and the cost of living is better,” Luke Marklin, CEO of Bellhops, an on-demand start-up for moving that operates in more than 50 cities nationwide, tells CNBC Make It. “This helps Bellhops attract the right people and retain talent in a competitive industry.”

The Future

The Future

Plane Icon484,500 Enplanements in 2017

Plane IconAirport Enplanements Will Reach About 725,000 by 2037 Plane IconAnnual Average Growth Rate of 2.0%

The Future

4.5% of all Florida visitors come from Tennessee, which is 6th on the list of stop states (behind GA, NY, TX, OH, and PA). Florida had 98 million domestic visitors in 2016 and they spent approximately $112 billion.

Distance from Chattanooga to Punta Gorda, FL
Miles: 669
Drive Time: 9 hrs 53 min
Gas Cost: $75 - $106

Distance from Chattanooga to Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Miles: 754
Drive Time: 11 hrs 13 min
Gas Cost: $85 - $119

Distance from Chattanooga to Orlando, FL
Miles: 556
Drive Time: 8hrs 15 min
Gas Cost: $60 - $98