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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Roane Alliance

Partner with Education Matters to extend educational opportunities to every child in Roane County

The Roane Alliance launched Education Matters in 2009, and it has become a highly effective coalition of programs and partnerships. Funding ended as of June 30, 2016 for the Alliance’s Education Matters initiative, selected as a Best Practice program by the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce. To keep the program going, the Alliance initiated an Education Matters Fund Drive to serve Roane citizens, businesses and future workforce. 

The program was selected as a Gold Award recipient by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for Excellence in Economic Development. Presented at an IEDC Annual Conference, the award recognizes "the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials and the year’s most influential leaders."

 The Roane Alliance’s Education Matters initiative is an active and highly successful program that is making significant strides in moving our education and workforce development to the next level. We are reaching out to our community to change its mindset about the importance of education.