STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
67-4721. Purpose. (1) It is hereby declared that there exists in this state a need to promote sound economic development, to improve the economic health of the state, to promote employment, and to improve the tax base of the state by encouraging the formation of development finance sources that enhance the availability of capital for new, emerging, or expanding business enterprises. Public resources are not intended to replace existing capital markets, but they can be carefully targeted to fill gaps in capital availability. It is hereby declared that it is a valid public purpose to preserve and promote the safety, health and welfare of this state and its citizens by the exercise of the powers specified in this act to provide grant programs to development finance sources.
(2) It is hereby further declared that the foregoing are public purposes and uses for which public moneys may be expended or granted and that such activities are governmental functions and serve a public purpose when improving the economic well-being or otherwise benefiting the people of this state; that the necessity of enacting the provisions hereinafter set forth is in the public interest and is hereby so declared as a matter of express legislative determination.
[67-4721, added 1991, ch. 148, sec. 1, p. 356.]