Jason Plotke, Private Motorsports Group co-founder/president, has joined the board of directors of Maricopa Economic Development Alliance.
The Scottsdale resident, called an innovator and entrepreneur, founded several “high-profile” companies throughout his career, according to a press release.
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 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 Mr. Plotke in a prepared statement.
“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, a 501(c)3 corporation, is the City of Maricopa’s private-public partnership for economic development that champions strategies and solutions for economic growth and prosperity in Maricopa by uniting business, government, education and civic sectors, according to a release.
In addition to identifying and advancing policies facilitating investment, growth and workforce development, the organization’s board is comprised of leading executives of Maricopa’s major business sectors in utilities, finance, development, health care and infrastructure development.
“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 in a prepared statement.
“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.”
“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 in a prepared statement.
“Jason knows first-hand what it means to invest in a community and we look forward to his knowledge and expertise on our board.”