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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we value our partnerships!

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


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

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


The MOSAIC Research Study is a visitor-profiling study that was completed in February 2020 by Designsensory, providing details about Roane County's visitors and those who have shown an interest in visiting.  Knowing their likes, hobbies, and activities helps create marketing messages that will resonate in key target markets, while also providing important information about Roane to those who are already looking to visit or thinking about coming back. 


2020 Migration Trends: U-Haul Ranks 50 States by Migration Growth




Want to stay up to date on what's happening in Roane? Here we have captured the most recent updates from the Roane Alliance and partner organizations.

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The best of Tennessee - it all comes together in Roane. 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.

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The Roane Alliance, established in 2001, brings together the Roane County Industrial Development Board, the Roane Chamber, and the Visitors Bureau. By partnering together under one roof more can be accomplished. Every year the Alliance publishes its annual report on or before March 31, providing a snapshot of the year's workplan and what was accomplished to help increase economic prosperity for Roane County and its citizens.

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