Growing the economy means investing in small businesses, ensuring citizens have the skills to compete, and strengthening infrastructure to support business recruitment, retention, and expansion.
In the State Senate, Andy Berke worked to move unemployed workers off of the unemployment rolls and onto the work rolls. That’s why, with the support of Democrats and Republicans, Andy worked with Governor Haslam to pass the Tennessee Works program into law.
As Mayor, Andy Berke has built on our city’s great entrepreneurial spirit while continuing to attract companies from across the world like Alstom and VW to invest in our city. Through incentives like the Growing Small Businesses (GSB) initiative, Andy Berke has worked to help grow businesses made right here in Chattanooga. And by launching programs like TechHire, Chattanooga's will be paired with the training they need to compete for the open IT jobs of today.