166.19 Considerations in granting assistance for research and development financial assistance.

(A)

(1) In determining the eligible research and development projects to be assisted and the nature, amount, and terms of the research and development financial assistance to be provided, the director of development services shall consider all of the following:

(a) The number of jobs to be created or preserved, directly or indirectly, by or in connection with the eligible research and development project;

(b) Payrolls, and the taxes generated at both state and local levels, by the eligible research and development project and by the employment created or preserved by or in connection with the project;

(c) The size, nature, and cost of the eligible research and development project;

(d) The likelihood that the eligible research and development project will create long-term jobs in enterprises consistent with the changing economy of the state and nation;

(e) The needs of any private sector enterprise to be assisted, taking into consideration the amount and kind of assistance, if any, to be provided to the private sector enterprise by other governmental agencies through tax exemption or abatement, financing assistance with industrial development bonds, and otherwise, with respect to the eligible research and development project or with respect to any providers of research and development property to be included as part of the project;

(f) The likelihood that the eligible research and development project will be successfully implemented.

(2) The director may consider the benefits to the local area, including taxes, jobs, and reduced unemployment and reduced welfare costs, in the leasing or sale of eligible research and development project facilities and in loan arrangements.

(3) The director may consider the effect of an eligible research and development project upon any entity engaged to provide research and development property to be acquired, leased, or licensed in connection with research and development financial assistance.

(B)

Financial statements and other data submitted to the director of development services or the controlling board by any private sector person in connection with research and development financial assistance, or any information taken from such statements or data for any purpose, shall not be open to public inspection.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.129, SB 314, §1, eff. 9/28/2012.

Effective Date: 07-09-2003