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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Quality of Life

With spectacular landscapes, rich recreational resources and musical heritage, Roane County offers a delightful, low-cost location.

In Roane County, we enjoy and appreciate our beautiful setting on Watts Bar Lake, with the backdrop of the Smoky Mountains, and the recreation it affords. Beautiful Roane County is located in the Tennessee River Valley between the Cumberland Plateau and the Smoky Mountains and home to Watts Bar Lake, one of the largest lakes in the South.

Residents here enjoy an overall cost of living that is nearly 20 percent less than the U.S. average. Our Green Team works to make our county the cleanest in Tennessee.

The area offers exceptional recreational opportunities, such as water sports, hiking, boating, fishing and fishing tournaments, swimming, biking, horseback riding, camping and fitness challenges. Among fishing tournaments are Rockin’ on the River and the Tennessee Team Trail. Enthusiasm runs high at Three River Rumble bike race and Storm the Fort Triathlon. There are also 5 golf courses, 2 disc golf courses and a number of sports complexes.

Here, the community enjoys events year-round: the Roane County Bass Tournament, Haunting of Harriman, Christmas Home Tours and Smokin’ the Water. With more than 450 festivals and events every year, you’ll always find something to do.

Lakefront Living

Roane's 700-plus shoreline miles afford lake property in abundance. Fun on Watts Bar Lake, water sports and fishing are enjoyed year-round.

We have 5 golf courses, 2 disc golf courses and a number of sports complexes. Roane has something for everyone, with 450 annual festivals and events.


Discover waterfront living and forested acres; town centers with bike paths, restaurants and shops; and Harriman's Cornstalk Heights.

Visit The Pointe and Ladd Landing, Kingston; Grande Vista Bay, Rockwood; Green Ridge Trails, Harriman; Lakeside Coves, Ten Mile; and The Preserve at Clinch River, Oak Ridge.

Discover Roane

Water sports, hiking, fishing, camping, golf and live music are authentic Roane adventures. Soak up heritage at Fort Southwest Point and the historic courthouse.

Venture downtown Rockwood. You’ll experience live bluegrass, an old-fashioned soda fountain, antique shops and restaurants. 

Why Roane County?

Roane is about quality of life: affordable lake property; no state property tax; and no income tax, except on interest and dividends.

We're home to the $76 million state-of-the-art Roane Medical Center, Roane State Community College and Tennessee Technology, and the University of Tennessee is nearby.