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

Educators & Counselors in the Workplace

Here, in Roane, we know that only through communication can the gap between what business needs and what educators convey to their students be narrowed. To that point, the Educators in the Workplace program is hosted by several area businesses. The program is sponsored by the Roane Alliance, and is open to educators from Roane County. Representatives from the hosting businesses provide information about their company, workplace culture, and discuss ways to connect what the students learn in the classroom to what is required in the workplace.

The Educators in the Workplace program began in summer of 2009. Businesses benefit by helping develop a skilled workforce in the future and making connections with teachers to further support the education of that workforce.

Over the years, 18 organizations have hosted 55 visits for Roane County educators from elementary school to college. In School Year 2018 - 2019, all Roane County middle school and high school teachers visited at least five organizations.