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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Grow With Roane

Retail, Small Business, Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Advantage

Exits Off of I-40; I-75 in Close Proximity
Miles of Interstate
Vehicles Daily
1 M +
Residents Within 50 Square Miles

Retail, Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Roane County is ideal for retail, small business and entrepreneurs. Centrally located on I-40 and just minutes from I-75, within a day's drive from two thirds of the United States’ population, we’re easy to reach. That means it's easy to shop here. More than 450 events each year attract visitors with disposable income, creating a broad customer base in addition to the one million residents living within 50 square miles.

Quick Facts

Average Age
Hotel Rooms
of Major US Markets Within a Day’s Drive
Special Events Each Year

Small Business Partners

Central Location

Easily accessible through 8 interstate exits off of I-40, with I-75 nearby, Roane County attracts a broad base of both residential and tourist shoppers.

Business Support

In our pro-business environment, local, state and federal officials team up to help make your business succeed.


With a low tax burden, no personal state income tax, and a lower than average cost of living, Roane County is a great place for a small business, as well as a great place to call home.

I’ve been coming to Roane County since 1993, and finally made the decision to move here. The people are among the friendliest and most compassionate I have ever met. I enjoy the atmosphere of community and how beautiful it is.

Domenic Parisella

Owner, Recovered Relics Co.

Join Us in Roane

Ready to move where it matters? Let us help you find the right location and resources to grow your business in Roane County, Tennessee.

Justin Snow

Justin Snow

Vice President of Economic Development
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Justin Snow

Justin Snow

Vice President of Economic Development
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