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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Roane Alliance

Did you know . . . ?

Did you know the Green Team capped a year-long strategic planning process on May 12, 2015, identifying goals and strategies for each component of the plan to make Roane County the cleanest county in the state: Litter pick-up, Education and Enforcement. For more information about joining the Green Team contact the County’s Sustainability Officer Teresa Jackson at 865.376.5547, or like us at

Did you know Roane County is one of only 16 counties in the state to be selected to be part of the Retire Tennessee program. Through the state’s program, Roane County is promoted to affluent retirees through retiree shows, print ads, and website 2,246 qualified leads were sent information in 2015 after they inquired specifically about East Tennessee. In January, the Alliance represented the county, talking directly to future retirees at an Ideal Living show in New York.

Social Media Data

  • 176 newsletters sent
  • 880 events promoted
  • 1,981 posts
  • 15,431 social media fans
  • 15,590 requests for information
  • 24,530 visitors to the State's Select TN website, featuring our three certified sites
  • 35,394 people engaged in our posts
  • 76,009 visitors to website (50% 1st-time)
  • 119,198 webpages viewed
  • 324,525 people reached on social media

Workforce Data

  • 169 jobs gained in 2015
  • Average unemployment rate was 6.5%
  • $37,512 per capita income (up 3.7%)