Our focus areas reflect a deep commitment to support the continued development of Chattanooga into a thriving city, while better ensuring that more residents can participate in and benefit from the growing prosperity.
We believe our urban core is the opportunity engine for our City. Benwood will continue to invest in supporting a thriving Downtown and surrounding urban neighborhoods — with vibrant cultural opportunities, great public spaces, and a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem — which, will in turn, help to drive the continued prosperity of our community as a whole.
A great city provides meaningful opportunities for all residents to develop and contribute their talents. We support initiatives that strengthen our community’s talent development pipeline from cradle to career.
In recent decades, Chattanooga has experienced a renaissance in its economic growth and quality of life. However, many Chattanoogans have not benefited from this revitalization, nor has it enhanced their prospects for a better life. The future growth and success of our community is dependent on our ability to create a more inclusive economy and shared prosperity for all residents. Benwood supports the leaders and initiatives that will help to ensure that residents from low-income communities and communities of color have the opportunity to engage in and benefit from our community’s continuing growth and development.
Our community is positioned like never before to build on a tradition of civic imagination and action. Our strong legacy of working together to tackle tough issues and make big things happen has opened up a whole new range of opportunities. At the same time, a new generation of residents is looking to engage with and contribute to our city in meaningful ways. Benwood supports efforts to engage and equip diverse emerging leaders to carry forward a strong vision for the future of Chattanooga.