Newberry City Council considers economic development incentives

August 30, 2021

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Lawrence Flynn, municipal attorney with Pope Flynn, LLC, spoke on behalf of their firm as they have drafted similar ordinances for other municipalities across the state.

Flynn said, from a protection standpoint, when rate concessions are offered, a municipality must make sure they are treating the situated classes of persons equally.

“In laying out your very particularized criteria – the size of the load, type of investment and the type of businesses that qualify, the application effectively becomes a rubber stamp for anyone that checks all of those boxes,” Flynn said of the city’s ordinance.

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