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

In Roane County, we mean business in developing a well-trained workforce to meet current and emerging job requirements of established and new businesses. Our Workforce Development Council connects businesses with educators in order to meet workforce needs and to prepare our future workforce. We focus on work-based learning, career and technical education opportunities, co-ops and apprenticeships as positive ways to impact our community.

Our goal in Roane County is to establish relationships between businesses and Career & Technical Education (CTE) teachers so they work together to:

  • Create interest and competence in careers/skills (hard and soft) required by businesses to be successful.
  • Identify activities, projects, assignments for the CTE classroom that address current workplace needs.
  • Invite business representatives into the classroom to speak, lead activities, discuss careers.
  • Establish Work-based Learning (WBL) positions for students; plan ahead for each school year.
  • Help businesses identify students who will be good employees upon graduation.
  • Encourage students to maintain contact with businesses of interest while continuing to acquire career skills and training.

Roane County is always on the lookout for business representatives and CTE teachers, especially in these key areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, plus Manufacturing, Transportation, Distribution & Logistics); Information Technology; Arts; Audiovisual Technology and Communications; Law; Public Safety; Corrections and Security; Therapeutic Nursing; Human Services; Business Management and Administration; Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction.