Business View Magazine | February 2020

175 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2020 TOW BR IND W elcome race fans! A motorsports mecca, The Town of Brownsburg, Indiana stands proud along I-74, just minutes from Indianapolis in northeast Hendricks County. The town is home to Lucas Oil Raceway, where the world’s most prestigious drag racing event takes place every Labor Day Weekend, and is less than 20 minutes from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, host to the renowned Indianapolis 500. In the midst of all that excitement, Brownsburg is revving its own economic engine, as it redevelops the downtown core, updates infrastructure, and boosts awareness of its position as a prime location for families and businesses, including many motorsports team headquarters and related industries. Jeff Eder, Brownsburg Town Manager since June 2019, is responsible for economic development, directing day-to-day operations in carrying out the policy directives of the Town Council. He relates, “It’s great coming into a new community and learning how they have grown. The last 20 years have seen phenomenal growth for the town and, from my perspective, I don’t see that growth slowing down. If anything, I see it picking up in the next few years. They do it right, here. They’ve planned for the long term. They’ve concentrated on keeping up with the infrastructure piece of it and have created some very nice partnerships – not only with developers and builders AT A GLANCE BROWNSBURG, INDIANA WHAT: Mecca for motorsports fans; population approx. 26,397 WHERE: Hendricks County, Indiana WEBSITE: Revving its economic engine