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
After discovering an abundance of iron on Walden Ridge during the Civil War, a Union general named John T. Wilder returned to this area to begin a mining and milling operation. He co-founded the Roane Iron Company in 1868, and a city was established around the company. The town was named after the company's first president, W. O. Rockwood. The Kingston Avenue Historic District still represents the architecture from this rich history.
Today, Rockwood has found the right blend between preserving the heritage that made the small town what it was and developing recreational opportunities that greatly increase the quality of life for its people while welcoming visitors to enjoy wonderful experiences.