Roland, Oklahoma, is located in the east-central part of the state right on Interstate 40 and only five miles from Downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas and the historic Judge Parkers Court. Its’ proximity to the Arkansas border and access to I- 40 make Roland very appealing for both industrial and retail locations. Roland offers all of the advantages of a small town with all of the benefits of a large city. Sitting in the Arkansas River Valley, Roland enjoys mild winters and abundant opportunities for enjoying the outdoors.
The town is located in “Green Country” and sits in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains that offer beautiful scenery, hiking, camping, fishing, and scenic rivers and streams. Roland Lake, built in 2000, supplies the communities water needs along with fishing and family picnic sites. Lake Tenkiller is only minutes from Roland and boasts almost 13,000 acres of water and over 130 miles of shoreline of and the scenic Illinois River's 70 miles of floating and 8 miles of trout fishing provide additional recreational opportunities.
The mission of the Roland Area Chamber of Commerce is to improve and promote the quality of life, the economy, and the image of the Roland Community. Working in conjunction with the Town of Roland, the Strategic Planning Program, Roland Public Schools and the Economic Development Committee the Chamber is continuing efforts to accomplish this mission.
The Roland community profile reflects the many economic assets and opportunities available which make the Town of Roland desirable for business expansion and location. The forward thinking of our community leaders has insured that Roland will be able to meet our utility needs well into the 21 century. Through the cooperation and efforts of both the business community and the people of Roland projects such as A Day In The Park with Santa, the Christmas Parade, the Adopt A Spot Beautification Program, and The Iron Mountain Festival continue to enhance the warm and friendly atmosphere of our community.
Due to its physical location and major transportation availability, Roland is able to provide services and products to companies and people throughout the world. The Roland Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes and invites any and all inquiries about “Roland -Where Oklahoma Begins”.