Client Alert: Seven Things to Consider Regarding “Sunshine Laws”

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Attorneys & Professionals

Considering a headquarters relocation or the construction of a new facility?  As you navigate seeking incentives for your projects, it is important to keep in mind that many of the public entities that you will be negotiating with are subject to various “sunshine laws” that could lead to public disclosure of your project before you are ready to have the information become public. 

As you consider beginning discussions with public entities, it is essential to have a plan on how to manage the timing (and content) of the public disclosure of your project and understand the limitations of the public entities that you will be working with. 

If, despite your efforts, it becomes likely that the news of your project will break prior to when you would like, here are a few tips that we recommend: 

Vorys economic development incentives counsel work with Vorys strategic communications professionals to provide guidance through all phases of incentives negotiations.