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.Visit Site
We bring growth-oriented businesses with strong ﬁscal discipline, infrastructure and workforce-ready people to East Tennessee.Visit Site
We attract travelers who seek unique heritage and the best outdoor recreational experiences to Roane County.Visit Site
We connect leaders and organizations for the beneﬁt of local and regional business growth.Visit Site
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.Visit Site
We offer natural beauty, historic charm and low-cost living, distinguishing Roane County as one of the best retirement destinations in the nation.Visit Site
Roane County has four true seasons with mild temperatures, making it a year-round recreation paradise. More than 700 miles of shoreline on Watts Bar Lake includes three different tributaries: the Clinch, Emory and Tennessee, navigable all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. With water, bluffs and vistas on the plateau; the Black Oak Ridge Conservation Area and a large number of Wildlife Management Areas, Roane County is the perfect setting to support adventure tourism.
Adventure Tourism Districts
Roane has several state-certified adventure tourism districts: the Rockwood waterfront; Roane County Park, Caney Creek and the Tamke-Allan Observatory; Riley Creek Campground; Kingston’s entire waterfront; and Harriman, including Riverfront Park to the site of the Tennessee Medieval Faire.
With 39,000 acres of fun, Watts Bar Lake is a spectacular location for boating, paddling and all types of water sports. Fishermen, from beginners to champions, love Watts Bar year round.
One of the reasons retirement growth has been significant in the Roane County area is not only the lake and proximity but the entire quality of life our community has to offer.