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

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

February 3 @ 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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-economic-impact-of-motorsports-parks-tickets-137450477077

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.

Speakers:

  • 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

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Date:
February 3
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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