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Feb 3

Explore Oak Ridge: Virtual Discussion, Economic Impacts of Motorsports Parks

February 3, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Explore Oak Ridge will host a Zoom discussion about the economic impacts of the Barber Motorsports Park on the Greater Birmingham, Alabama region on Wednesday, February 3 at 4:00 pm EST. The event is free and open to the public, registration is required.

Registration: Free and is available at

The Zoom meeting will examine the economic impacts of the Barber Motorsports Park from tourism to business partnerships and industrial recruitment. A timely and relevant topic as Oak Ridge considers becoming a host community for a motorsports park on the west end of the city.

The Greater Birmingham Visitors and Convention Bureau calculated the Barber Motorsports Park had an economic impact of $1.17 billion, including some $122 million dollars of tax revenue generated in state and local taxes during a ten-year period from 2003-2012.


  • Don Irwin, Vice President of the Barber Motorsports Park (retired), author and consultant
  • Jeff Traywick, Vice President of Economic Development, Birmingham Business Alliance
  • John Oros, Jr., President & CEO, Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Katy Watt, President, Explore Oak Ridge (moderator)

Contact for more information: Katy Watt / 865-518-6480


February 3, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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