BANKS AND BANKING
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS
26-2701. Purpose of chapter. The purposes of this chapter are to:
(1) Promote economic development by encouraging the formation of business and industrial development corporations, a new type of private institution, to help meet the financing assistance and management assistance needs of business firms.
(2) Provide for a system of licensing, regulation, and enforcement that will enable business and industrial development corporations to satisfy eligibility requirements to participate, if they so choose, in the program of the small business administration pursuant to section 7(a) of the small business act, Public Law 85-536, 15 U.S.C. section 636(a), and other programs for which they may be eligible.
(3) Provide for a system of licensing, regulation, and enforcement designed to prevent fraud, conflict of interest, and mismanagement, and to promote competent management, accurate recordkeeping, and appropriate communication with shareholders in order to provide the following:
(a) Comfort to prospective shareholders in order to facilitate equity investments in business and industrial development corporations;
(b) Comfort to prospective debt sources in order to facilitate the borrowing of money by business and industrial development corporations; and
(c) Protection of the general reputation of business and industrial development corporations as a type of institution in order to increase the confidence of prospective equity investors in and prospective debt sources for those institutions.
It is hereby further declared that all of 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 in improving 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.
[26-2701, added 1989, ch. 252, sec. 1, p. 602; am. 2002, ch. 145, sec. 1, p. 407.]