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Tri-State Regional Workforce Alliance National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center (nSPARC)
Stephen Dunn
Regional Project Manager
Southeast Tennessee Development District
(423) 643-2320
sdunn@sedev.org
Tri-State Regional Workforce Alliance
Dr. Domenico Parisi
Professor and Director
National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center (nSPARC)
(662) 325-9242
nsparc@nsparc.msstate.edu
nSPARC
WORKFORCE PROFILE :: WORKFORCE EXCHANGE TO AND FROM CHATTANOOGA MSA

Tax data from the Internal Revenue Service were used to determine workforce exchange patterns for the Chattanooga Metropolitan Statistical Area. The counties comprising the Chattanooga MSA, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, include Hamilton, Marion, and Sequatchie in Tennessee and Dade, Walker, and Catoosa in Georgia. The data cover a 10-year period ending in tax year 2007. Workforce exchange patterns were analyzed both at the regional and national levels, with each level depicting an inflow, outflow, and net workforce exchange.

The following chart is a brief summary of each analysis. Within the Tri-State Region, there was an approximate exchange of 40,000 people with a net loss of -1,039. That is, 1,039 more people moved from the Chattanooga MSA to other Tri-State counties than people who moved from Tri-State counties to the Chattanooga MSA. Likewise, there was an approximate exchange of 50,000 people involving counties outside the region, resulting in a net gain of 1,377 people. That is, 1,377 more people moved from counties outside the region to the Chattanooga MSA than people who moved from the Chattanooga MSA to counties outside the region.

The total workforce exchange resulted in a net gain of 338 people for the Chattanooga MSA over the 10-year period, indicating there is very little movement into and out of the Tri-State Region. This knowledge can be utilized to improve recruitment of new businesses and new workers to the region, with particular attention to Florida and the southern regions of California, Arizona, and Nevada (as shown in the national maps).

Workforce Exchange To and From Chattanooga MSA in the United States
In Out Net
Within Region 38,622 39,661 -1,039
Outside Region 47,747 46,370 1,377
Total 86,369 86,031 338


Workforce Exchange To and From Chattanooga MSA within Identified Region
SOURCE : U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service



Workforce Net Exchange To and From Chattanooga MSA within Identified Region
The map below illustrates the workforce net exchange between the Chattanooga Metropolitan Statistical Area and surrounding counties within the Tri-State Region. Light green counties gained workers from the Chattanooga MSA, resulting in a workforce loss to the latter. Yellow counties lost workers to the Chattanooga MSA, resulting in a workforce gain to the latter. Orange counties had no significant workforce exchange with the Chattanooga MSA.
SOURCE : U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service

Workforce Exchange Into Chattanooga MSA with the United States
SOURCE : U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service



Workforce Exchange From Chattanooga MSA with the United States
SOURCE : U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service



Workforce Net Exchange To and From Chattanooga MSA with the United States
SOURCE : U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service

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