2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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State Business Incentives (language only)

Item 92 #1c

Item 92 #1c

Commerce And Trade
Commerce and Trade, Secretary of

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"B.  The Secretary shall report to the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Finance by November 4 of each year, on the use and efficacy of state incentives in creating investments and jobs in Virginia.  The report shall identify, by planning district commissions, the following items using the most recent data available:  (1) the number of companies receiving business incentives; (2) the dollar amounts received by each company for each incentive; (3) the number of jobs to be created, average salary, and the amount of investment agreed upon by the state and the company as a condition for receiving the incentives; and (4) the actual number of jobs created, average salary, and level of investments made by each company.  For the purposes of this report, the incentives to be reviewed in the study are those incentives included in the Virginia Economic Development Partnership publication, "Virginia Business Incentives 1997-98."  Furthermore, the report shall not identify by name the companies participating in the state's incentive programs.  All state agencies, including the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, shall provide assistance to the Secretary, upon request."

(This amendment directs the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to study the effectiveness of state business incentives in terms of investment, numbers of jobs created, and wages paid.)