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Roane County, located in East Tennessee and comprised of the communities of Harriman, Kingston, Oak Ridge, Oliver Springs and Rockwood, invites new retail establishments to look at our available locations. Roane County aggressively recruits retail and is poised and prepared for all facets of retail expansion. Roane County's communities, as well as trade areas, have both common and yet distinct advantages for investment. A recent community survey bears out that Roane Countians want more retail and restaurants in the county, and millions of dollars of Roane County money are being spent outside the county in several retail sectors.
Roane County is a prime area for retail development. Here are a few reasons why:
Roane County is growing quickly as the Knoxville area spreads to the west. Much of that growth is in the semi-retired baby boomer market. This population is responding to the low cost of living (88 on the ACCRA scale), and the boom of higher-end residential development being developed in Roane County. Many of these developments front the scenic Watts Bar Lake. They include:
For retail development efforts, or for more information on retail opportunities within Roane County, contact Scott Stout at the Roane Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-376-2093.