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
The fastest growing career fields with above-average earnings require post-secondary education, either training at schools like Roane State Community College and the Tennessee Technology Centers, or a bachelor's or advanced degree.
Nothing is more important to the successful economic development of Roane County than the effective post-secondary education of our future workforce. Education Matters activities, partnership and volunteers are active year round, countywide, across all age groups. From one of the diverse programs supported by Education Matters, we’ve observed that 100 high school students attended community college, and 60 percent of the students are the first in their families to attend college.
Roane concentrates on work-based learning and career and technical opportunities, co-ops and apprenticeships.
The Roane Alliance’s Education Matters program was selected as a Gold Award recipient by the International Economic Development Council for Excellence in Economic Development. The award recognizes “the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials and the year’s more influential leaders.”