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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Education Matters to Roane

Investing in the Future Today

Roane Alliance

we believe in the value of a good education.

Education Matters is a program of the Roane Alliance that empowers leaders, parents and students to to invest in education, so they are better prepared to fulfill the workforce opportunities of Roane County's future.

Here in Roane County, we understand that in order for a community to thrive, it must have an education and workforce development program that supports students' dreams and goals as well as the needs of our county's industries. Whether a student prefers a college experience or technical training, there are limitless opportunities to pursue your passion. Additionally, our industries work well with educators to develop curriculum suitable for students seeking hands-on job training prior to graduation as well as job shadowing and work study programs. 

Educations Matters is also involved in planning the county's middle school and high school career days. For more information on these events and any other programs offered by Education Matters, please call 865-376-2093 ext. 201.