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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Innovation Hub

Location & Infrastructure

Accessibility & Reach

Exits Off of I-40
of US Population Within a Day’s Drive
Logistics Companies
Residents Within 50 Square Miles

location & Infrastructure

Roane County has a healthy, vibrant economy that helps businesses grow quickly. Located in the center of an innovation corridor, we have world-class resources in science, technology and business. With a low tax rate, ready infrastructure, skilled workforce, and central location, we have an established resume of success. Whether your interests lie in retail, adventure tourism, real estate development, manufacturing, scientific research or industry, Roane County is the place for you to do business.

Central Location & Global Reach

Located in the heart of the Southern Automotive Corridor, we are a transportation and logistics hub within a day’s drive of 75% of major US markets and access to rail, air and water transportation.

Cutting-Edge Science & Technology

We have close proximity to world-class research facilities such as ORNL, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, UT, and the Innovation Institute.

Affordable Power

TVA, which spans 80,000 square miles in seven states, provides reliable and affordable electricity and supports a robust regional economic development policy.

Regional Collaboration

Roane benefits from partner agencies in multiple counties who support our efforts to boost economic growth while maintaining scenic beauty and affordable business and lifestyle opportunities.

Workforce & Education

Roane State Community College, Harriman’s Tennessee School of Applied Technology, and the nearby University of Tennessee are just three of the area colleges that provide academic and workforce development support.