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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Workforce & Education

The Labor Pipeline

Postsecondary Schools Within 50 miles
Area Students in Postsecondary Education Programs
Area Postsecondary Graduates per Year
Labor Shed

Workforce & Education

With 75 years of history in advanced workforce development and achievement, Roane County means business in meeting current and emerging job requirements. Our Workforce Development Council connects businesses with educators in order to meet workforce needs, and area colleges and universities provide hundreds of degree programs.

A regional labor shed of almost half a million and more than area 70,000 students annually in post-secondary education programs gives employers a wide range of candidates for every type of job.

Technology & Innovation

In the heart of the Oak Ridge-UT Innovation Institute, with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge Associated Universities and a long history of technological advancement, Roane County excels at STEM-related work.

Education Opportunities

Roane County works with the 8 postsecondary schools within 50 miles to develop a new pipeline of skilled and educated employees.

Skilled Workforce

Drawing from a multi-county labor shed of almost half a million people, Roane County is known for its work ethic and unsurpassed technological skills.

Work-Based Learning

Our Workforce Development Council links businesses and educators to meet and exceed our workforce needs through on-the-job training and  hundreds of degree programs.

Low Corporate Taxes

Corporate (excise) tax is 6.5% of net earnings, and franchise tax is 25 cents per $100 of capital properties. The state sales tax is 7%.