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.Visit Site
We bring growth-oriented businesses with strong ﬁscal discipline, infrastructure and workforce-ready people to East Tennessee.Visit Site
We attract travelers who seek unique heritage and the best outdoor recreational experiences to Roane County.Visit Site
We connect leaders and organizations for the beneﬁt of local and regional business growth.Visit Site
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.Visit Site
We offer natural beauty, historic charm and low-cost living, distinguishing Roane County as one of the best retirement destinations in the nation.Visit Site
Roane County offers a unique range of industrial opportunities covering the 3,500 acres zoned and being developed for industry today. Roane County’s outstanding location, ready infrastructure, educated workforce, available industrial sites and established resume of accomplishment in industry have been key factors in its economic growth and success.
Our transportation infrastructure is geared toward progressive commerce: interstate access (I-40 & I-75); two major U.S. highways; Norfolk Southern main line; Rockwood Municipal and McGhee Tyson airports; and the Tennessee, Clinch and Emory rivers, and river terminal facilities.
Roane County is home to the nation's top research lab, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and to Proton Power, the pioneer in renewable energy technology. A Tennessee Valley Authority silver-level sustainable community, we partner with and are located in the Innovation Valley Technology Corridor.
Volkswagen’s Southeastern Regional Distribution Center is located in Roane Regional Business & Technology Park. The $40 million, 459,000-square-foot center, the world’s only silver LEED-certified distribution facility, distributes Volkswagen parts for a large region including Volkswagen's manufacturing center in Chattanooga.
Tennessee has more than 900 automotive-related manufacturers, with more than 100,000 Tennesseans employed in auto manufacturing jobs.
Nine interstate exits, rail service, river barge access and air service comprise an easily accessible transportation network in Roane County.
New manufacturing techniques are developing rapidly—such as in the Advanced Manufacturing Program where Local Motors and ORNL printed the first 3-D printed car.
Primed for development, Roane County’s communities invite new retail establishments to look at our available locations.
Roane County's abundance of natural resources makes it the best possible setting to support this segment of the tourism industry.