The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is launching Chattanooga Climbs, a plan to advance economic and workplace development over the next five years.

The plan presents five ideas of what the Chamber wants to accomplish over the next few years, including a new healthcare and bioservices facility at UTC, a locally-focused venture fund for startups, a re-entry training program for ex-inmates, and training programs in low-income/high unemployment areas.

“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 says this plan will help the city prepare itself for the economy of the future. For more information, visit Chattanooga Climbs' website.