A Washington Post story last week has detailed how Google, often acting through a newly formed company with a different name, secured non-disclosure agreements with government entities around the country Continue Reading
When it comes to transparency of state business tax credits given to companies as part of economic development programs, Tennessee lags other states in how much it reveals to the Continue Reading
On Dec. 22 2015, the Industrial Development Board of Montgomery County entered into a “Payment in Lieu of Tax Agreement” with Google “to induce” it to build and operate an Continue Reading
The Beacon Center’s Justin Owen describes why it’s important that the value of all tax incentives, including tax credits, be disclosed when the government grants them to a private company.
The Nashville Business Journal reported today that government attorneys believe it’s OK to redact information in a document put before a vote of Metro Nashville’s industrial development board. That members Continue Reading