§5B-2-1. West Virginia Development Office; confidentiality.
The Governor's office of community and industrial development is hereby continued but is hereafter designated and shall be known as the West Virginia Development Office. All references in this code to the office of community and industrial development or the Governor's office of community and industrial development shall be construed as references to the West Virginia Development Office.
Any documentary material, data or other writing made or received by the West Virginia Development Office or other public body, whose primary responsibility is economic development, for the purpose of furnishing assistance to a new or existing business shall be exempt from the provisions of article one, chapter twenty-nine-b of this code: Provided, That any agreement entered into or signed by the Development Office or public body which obligates public funds shall be subject to inspection and copying pursuant to the provisions of said article as of the date the agreement is entered into, signed or otherwise made public.