The public needs to perceive a certain kind of transparency or openness from the government in order to know what and who they are dealing with.
When it comes to economic development, openness is crucial. An IslandPacket editorial claims that negotiations and plans having to do with government and the processes would be helped by "openness." If state governments keep hush-hush on details, they may be missing opportunities to create jobs and attract new businesses.
Federal Programs Related to - Regional Economic Development
Programs that provide technical assistance, venture capital, loans, loan guarantees or other forms of management support to encourage the establishment and growth of business and industry in a particular region of the United States.
Federal Programs Related to - Public, Society Benefit, General/Other
Programs that focus on promoting the effective functioning of government, public administration and public officials and support or provide services required for the effective functioning of society's infrastructure.
Federal Programs Related to - Government & Public Administration
Programs that are concerned with the effective functioning of government, including the administration of public agencies and the actions and decisions of public officials. Bankruptcy Programs; Election Regulation; Government Reform (+ Advocacy); Social Security Reform (+ Advocacy)
There are signs that the social enterprise sector is going to be one of the biggest games in the coming decade, but tech giants such as Google, Microsoft, SalesForce and Oracle still have yet to tap into this kind of market.