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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Business Climate

Roane County is set to experience a massive surge in its retail, commercial and industrial sectors—bolstering an already robust residential real estate market. With an outstanding location; low tax rate; ready infrastructure; skilled workforce; available industrial sites and an established resume of success in retail, tourism, scientific research and industry, Roane County is the place for you to do business.

Tennessee is one of only eight states with a AAA bond rating, and is a right-to-work state. Our state constitution requires a balanced state budget. Tennessee has no personal income tax on wages. 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%.

The Volunteer State offers the nation's most dependable power source: The Tennessee Valley Authority operates one of the nation's largest electric power systems in terms of generating electricity.