Gropp Joins Town of Speedway
The town of Speedway has selected Tim Gropp to serve as director of economic development and redevelopment. Gropp, who previously served as assistant director of economic development in Fishers, will begin his new role March 13.
Prior to his job in Fishers, Gropp spent six years in leadership positions with the Greater LaPorte County Economic Development Corp. and the LaPorte County Economic Development Alliance.
"The Town of Speedway has taken a thoughtful and strategic approach to economic development and redevelopment by capitalizing on our strengths in motorsports technology, retail and entertainment, as well as our proven reputation as a great place to raise a family," said Vince Noblet, president of the Speedway Redevelopment Commission. "We think Tim brings the right mix of experience to help us attract new jobs and investments to our community, while continuing to focus on making our existing businesses and corridors even stronger."
Speedway has seen a lot of redevelopment over the past few years, including in its Main Street District, which won the Indy Chamber’s Monumental Award for revitalization efforts. The town says it is in the early stages of creating a new comprehensive strategic plan to further grow Speedway in the next ten years.
Plans are also underway to hire a new town manager by mid-April. Speedway says that person will join Gropp in leading the comprehensive planning effort.