(MARICOPA, Ariz. – Nov. 14, 2019) Jason Plotke, co-founder and president of Private Motorsports Group, has joined the board of directors of Maricopa Economic Development Alliance (MEDA).
MEDA is the City of Maricopa’s private-public partnership for economic development. As a 501(c)3 corporation, the organization champions strategies and solutions that foster economic growth and prosperity in Maricopa by bringing together the business, government, education and civic sectors to identify and advance policies that facilitate investment, growth and workforce development.
Plotke, an innovator and entrepreneur, has founded several high-profile companies throughout his career. Private Motorsports Group owns and operates Apex Motor Club, a motorsports country club in Maricopa. Phase 1, featuring a 2.27-mile racing circuit and 48 private garages opened in April of 2019, with plans to add two more additional phases.
“The elected leadership and the city staff in Maricopa have been great partners to us as we continue to expand Apex Motor Club in the area,” said Plotke. “It is important to me as a business owner to be involved with the communities where we do business. With a commitment to smart economic growth, the mission of MEDA and its board of directors aligns with that philosophy. I look forward to working with this dedicated board of business leaders and elected officials to continue to bring business to Maricopa.”
MEDA’s board is comprised of the leading executives of Maricopa’s major business sectors, representing expertise and experience in utilities, finance, development, health care and infrastructure development. Equally important are the elected officials and public sector executives who bring the essential representation of the City of Maricopa’s City Council, City Management and Economic Development functions.
“The City of Maricopa and Private Motorsports Group have been connected for several years as Jason and his team brought Apex to Maricopa,” said Mayor Christian Price. “I am pleased that he will now be a part of the MEDA board of directors, knowing that his business acumen and commitment to our city will be beneficial as we continue to bring thriving businesses to Maricopa.”
The Maricopa-MEDA partnership is an important component of the city’s economic vitality and sustainability. Through the Maricopa Economic Development Alliance, the City of Maricopa and business and education leaders join forces to identify and support promising economic development opportunities for the City of Maricopa.
“MEDA’s mission is to work in partnership with Maricopa’s leaders and staff as well as the business community to identify and capitalize on opportunities that benefit the entire community,” said John Schurz, MEDA’s board chair. “Jason knows first-hand what it means to invest in a community and we look forward to his knowledge and expertise on our board.”