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

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

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

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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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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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The Roane Alliance is Roane County, Tennessee's economic development organization.  As an umbrella organization, the Roane Alliance manages the Roane Chamber, Roane County Industrial Development Board and the Roane County Visitors Bureau.  Select the following links to learn to learn more about the Roane Alliance and its mission:
Roane Alliance Website

Roane Alliance & Partner Press Releases

Roane Alliance Mission, Strategic & Marketing Plans

Roane Alliance Annual Report

Roane Alliance Gala

When using any photos or videos from our website, please credit the Roane County Visitors Bureau.  


The Roane Chamber’s Board of Directors and Roane Alliance President / CEO, Pam May, present the Legislative Agenda to our state representatives at an annual Legislative event held in January of each year. In a typical year, the Roane Chamber hosts a breakfast that is held in person at the Roane Alliance office and serves as an avenue for concerned citizens to advocate directly to state legislators and other officials about which issues are most important to them.  Here are links:
Visit the Roane Chamber website
2021 Roane Chamber Legislative Agenda

Tennessee Riverline

The Tennessee RiverLine is a vision for a continuous, multi-modal system of trail experiences stretching along the Tennessee River's 652 miles from Knoxville, TN to Paducah, KY.   The University of Tennessee's School of Landscape Architecture manages the project that began in 2019 with five pilot communities and has now launched the RiverTowns program to build on their momentum and successes.  Roane County is proud to have been a pilot community and excited about moving forward as a RiverTown, along with our three cities: Harriman, Kingston & Rockwood.  To celebrate this program, Roane County held the first group paddle on the TN Riverline in the fall of 2019, with 50+ people paddling from Riley Creek to Kingston City Park.  In 2020, several paddles were held to cover additional miles of the Tennessee Riverline trail.  Visit our Events Calendar to find upcoming events and to learn more about the trail, its early successes, ways to get involved, and more in the 1st published Tennessee RiverLine Annual Report (2019) or visit

Tennessee Riverline 652 Map (pdf)

Tennessee Riverline 652 Vision Book (pdf)

Kayaking the Tennessee Riverline, photo provided by UT

Roane County was one of the 5 Pilot Communities and now a RiverTown, helping to shape the vision for the Tennessee RiverLine running from Knoxville to Paducah.

Kayaking from Riley Creek Campground on Watts Bar Lake, photo provided by UT

Legacy Parks natural assets guidebook

In February 2020 Legacy Parks unveiled its Oak Ridge Natural Assets Guidebook, a collaborative project created at the request of the City of Oak Ridge, Roane County and Anderson County civic and business leaders in response to recommendations from the Oak Ridge Blueprint Plan that urged the exploration of both recreational opportunities and enhancement of the area’s natural assets. The goal was to enhance the recreational, conservational, greenways, and blueways assets for Oak Ridge and beyond. Learn more about the Legacy Parks Foundation, the Guidebook, and more by visiting


MOSAIC Profile Research

The MOSAIC Research Study is a visitor-profiling study that was completed in February 2020 and provided our marketing team information about our visitors and those who have shown an interest in coming to Roane County; by providing details of their likes, hobbies, and activities it helps us to create marketing messages to better target those leads that are already on our lists and looking to come here.