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Cleveland State Thrive Partnership

​​In an inaugural multi-state collaboration, Cleveland State Community College will support Thrive Regional Partnership (Thrive) and Georgia Tech’s Center for Spatial Visualization and Planning (CSPAV) in the development of the Greater Chattanooga Freight Hub (GCFH), an open source database to understand freight capacity and explore multimodal freight transportation in the tri-state region.

This collaboration is concurrent with the development of a Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree program at Cleveland State Community College, designed to connect students of the region to career opportunities in the transportation industry. Under the project leadership of Thrive and Georgia Tech, a student data technician from Cleveland State Community College will support the creation and maintenance of the Greater Chattanooga Freight Hub.

The GCFH data platform will be a foundational resource to the degree program, by providing practical opportunities for CSCC students to explore and learn data analysis and visualization, as it supports regional communities and industries in real time.

Both the Greater Chattanooga Freight Hub data platform and the Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree program are scheduled to launch in the fall of 2022.