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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Emergency Response Training Facility

Expression of Interest Public Notice

In July 2019, the State of Tennessee committed to funding a state-of-the-art Emergency Response Training Facility (ERTF) in the Roane County portion of Oak Ridge.  A federal training facility will also be built as part of the campus, located on Highway 95 across from the Horizon Center.

These training facilities will allow local, state and federal personnel to be trained to develop skills to handle a spectrum of disaster incidents related to chemical, radiological, nuclear and other high-hazard industry activities.

The Roane County ETC Project (RCEP), an operational entity to be formed of the Roane County Industrial Development Board (RCIDB), is seeking expressions of interest for a Developer/Construction Manager to plan, design and build the ERTF.  The federal building is a separate project and not managed by the RCEP or RCIDB.   The deadline is March 31, 2020 - click here for the public notice.