Representative Ron Travis, Representative Kent Calfee, and Senator Ken Yager Announce Key Award For Roane County

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ron Travis (R–Dayton), State Representative Kent Calfee (R–Kingston), and State Senator Ken Yager (R–Harriman) announced today that the Jones Road business site in the Roane Regional Business & Technology Park has been named part of the Select Tennessee program by the Department of Economic and Community Development. 

The Select Tennessee program was launched in June 2012 with the goal of helping Tennessee communities prepare available sites for investment and expansion. The program sets a consistent and rigorous standard upon which companies can rely in making critical location decisions.


“The Select Tennessee program assists companies looking to expand to our area by preparing potential business sites to meet the immediate needs of their operations,” said Representative Ron Travis. “I am thankful to the Department of Economic and Community Development for their commitment to Roane County, and I look forward to working with officials over the coming months to make this important designation a success.”


There are now 22 Select Tennessee Certified Sites available in 16 different counties across the state.

“This new designation will be a big boost for both the Jones Road site and surrounding areas,” said Representative Kent Calfee. “I am excited about this news and look forward to increased economic activity in Roane County.”

The Select Tennessee program accepts applications twice a year, with the next round of applications being due by January 17, 2014. However, interested communities can begin the formal application process at any time by sending in their letter of intent to [email protected].

“This designation is important to help us market the Roane Regional Business & Technology Park to attract industry and create jobs,” said Senator Ken Yager, who worked on locating the site when he was Roane County Executive. “This is a prime location and we appreciate the Governor and Commissioner for their help in making this designation. I expect us to continue to see new industry locate here in Roane County.”


There are currently 14 industries that are a part of the Roane Regional Business and Technology Park, including H. T. Hackney and Volkswagen.   

For more information about the Select Tennessee program, visit

Ron Travis is a member of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee and the House Insurance & Banking Committee. Kent Calfee is a member of the House Finance, Ways & Means Committee and the House Business & Utilities Committee. Ken Yager is Chairman of the Senate State & Local Government Committee. All three legislators represent Roane County in the Tennessee General Assembly.


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