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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Buy Local in roane county

The Roane County Chamber has operated a “Shop Roane First” program for many years, spreading the word about why it is important to shop locally when possible—and especially at a Chamber member business, as those are the businesses who are investing in their community. 

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  • One half of all local sales tax goes directly to our schools.
  • For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community, according to one nationally-known "shop local" advocacy group; Nothing returns to the community when those same purchases are made online; and it reduces your energy costs and expense of traveling—making it the greener choice.
  • The Shop Roane First program includes several promotions throughout the year to help raise awareness in the community. The Chamber has partnered with Roane County Schools on a number of projects; promoted annually a special shopping day, Super Saturday, asking everyone to spend at least $50 locally; and using social media through the year to spread the word about its Chamber retailers and what makes them special.