ROANE ALLIANCE

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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ROANE ECD

We bring growth-oriented businesses with strong fiscal discipline, infrastructure and workforce-ready people to East Tennessee.

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ROANE TOURISM

We attract travelers who seek unique heritage and the best outdoor recreational experiences to Roane County.

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ROANE CHAMBER

We connect leaders and organizations for the benefit of local and regional business growth.

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EDUCATION MATTERS

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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RETIRE ROANE

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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Why is K-14 Important for Roane County?

K-14 would immediately set the path for every student in Roane County on a higher trajectory. All students would receive credit for at least 3-4 college classes while in high school.

Statistically, people with “some college” make $250,000 more over a career than people with
only a high school diploma.

Bringing more students together enables Roane County Schools to offer many more programs than currently available at 5 separate places.

Local business and industry would have key roles in supporting and determining the programming taught within the school that would create ready and skilled employees for jobs right here at home.

Increasing educational attainment is directly linked with a community’s standard of living
and overall quality of life.

Transportation, or lack thereof, is one of the main reasons why people fail to pursue post-secondary education. If post-secondary education was already offered where transportation was provided,
that barrier is removed.

 

Why is K-14 Important for Roane County?