ROANE ALLIANCE

We plan and implement strategies for the controlled growth of Roane County’s economy as a unified voice representing the best Tennessee has to offer businesses, citizens and travelers.

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ROANE ECD

We bring growth-oriented businesses with strong fiscal discipline, infrastructure and workforce-ready people to East Tennessee.

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ROANE TOURISM

We attract travelers who seek unique heritage and the best outdoor recreational experiences to Roane County.

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ROANE CHAMBER

We connect leaders and organizations for the benefit of local and regional business growth.

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EDUCATION MATTERS

We empower leaders, parents and students to invest in education, so they are better prepared to fulfill the workforce opportunities of Roane County’s future.

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RETIRE ROANE

We offer natural beauty, historic charm and low-cost living, distinguishing Roane County as one of the best retirement destinations in the nation.

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DISCOVER ROANE COUNTY'S VITALITY

We bring growth-oriented businesses with strong fiscal discipline, infrastructure and workforce-ready people to East Tennessee. As Roane County’s Economic and Community Development board, our mutual achievements drive regional job growth and sustain business success.

Roane offers five industrial and business parks with many types of sites available, including three state-certified industrial sites. We’re home to Proton Power, the pioneer in renewable energy technology, and the nation’s top research lab, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

With more than 45,000 IT professionals; 9,000 students majoring in science; and 2,000 PhDs—as well as nearly 400,000 prospective employees and abundant industrial and commercial real estate prime for development—Roane County offers a unique range of industrial and commercial opportunities.

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  • With a ready Infrastructure and pro-ECD state, county and city officials, Roane is located in the Knoxville/Oak Ridge Innovation Valley, a high-tech corridor and regional economic development partnership.
  • Roane is 40 minutes to/from commercial airport; close in proximity to I-75; with 9 designated exits off I-40; less than 30 minutes from Knoxville and an hour from Chattanooga; with 3 navigable rivers & 4 river terminals/barge facilities.
  • Tennessee has a triple-A bond rating, the most recent sale at the lowest historical interest rates; and the state has no personal income tax on wages and salaries.
  • TVA is the nation's most dependable power source and one of the nation's largest electric power systems in generating electricity, and Roane is a TVA Silver-level sustainable community.

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Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to create an environment and unified voice that promotes job creation, economic development, enhanced quality of life, education and workforce development across Roane County.

Roane County’s outstanding location, ready infrastructure, educated workforce, available industrial sites and established resume of success in retail, tourism and industry are strategic to its economic growth and success.

A unified Voice. A collaborative effort.

Roane County’s outstanding location, ready infrastructure, educated workforce, available industrial sites and established resume of success in retail, tourism and industry have been key factors in its economic growth and success.

Economic Development

We bring growth-oriented businesses with strong fiscal discipline, infrastructure and workforce-ready people to East Tennessee.

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Tourism

Roane County’s heritage and strong values are foundational pillars of future growth and communicate to the world we are ready for the future.

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Chamber

The Roane County Chamber of Commerce works to enhance the lifestyle and business climate of Roane County and to promote existing business and industry.

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