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We bring growth-oriented businesses with strong ﬁscal discipline, infrastructure and workforce-ready people to East Tennessee.Visit Site
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Kairos Power Provides Update on its plans in Oak Ridge, Teknovation.Biz, November 14, 2021
US Travel Association's 2020 Economic Impact of Tourism in Tennessee,
Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, August 2021
Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Kairos Power to Establish Low-Power Demonstration Reactor in Oak Ridge, TN Department of Economic Development, July 16, 2021
Rail donated in support of OR airport project by EnergySolutions, The Oak Ridger, May 17, 2021
Tennessee RiverLine Releases First Research Findings, Recommendations To Expand Relationships, The Chattanoogan.com, August 25, 2020
Uranium Processing Facility marks construction milestone with “topping off”, National Nuclear Security Administration, March 14, 2019
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The best of Tennessee - it all comes together in Roane County, TN. Home to inviting waterways, a robust recreational life and breathtaking vistas. The best of Roane - it all comes together here, and available for free to download.View More
This report is a snapshot of the Roane Alliance team's most active, successful economic development programming and marketing efforts for the year on behalf of Roane County, its cities and its residents. This report is published annually and available online by March 31.View More
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. View the 2022 Roane Chamber Legislative Agenda.
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 TNRiverline.org.
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 LegacyParks.org.
In January 2020, Roane County published its Roane County 10 Year Parks & Recreation Master Plan. The research was prepared by IBI Placemaking, Brown Pearman Russell, and MBI (MIchael Brady Inc) for Roane County and the cities of Kingston and Rockwood. Parks and outdoor recreation continue to play an important role in any community, and especially as physical exercise has been proven to increase health and reduce the risk of diseases. Evidence indicates when people have access to parks, they exercise more. And as development continues to sprawl throughout the countryside, the preservation of natural areas will be more and more important. According to the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee ranks 42nd among the 50 states in overall health, as reported by America’s Health Rankings. According to the Population 1 Introduction Health Institute, Roane County ranks 28th among Tennessee’s 95 counties for health factors. With these statistics in mind, planning for parks and recreation may be particularly important to promoting healthy lifestyles in Roane County. Leaders in Roane understand the importance and are looking at a long-term goal to make Roane County a place that is known for its recreation and not just its natural beauty.
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.
Economic Overview of Roane County, EMSI 2019 Data Set, Tennessee Valley Authority, 2019