BANKS AND BANKING
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS
26-2716. Business activities — Corporate powers. (1) The business of a licensee shall be the business of providing financing assistance and management assistance to business firms. A licensee shall not engage in a business other than the business of providing financing assistance and management assistance to business firms.
(2) In addition to the powers and privileges provided to a licensee by this chapter, a licensee has all powers and privileges conferred by its incorporating statute which are not inconsistent with or limited by this chapter. The powers of a licensee include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
(a) To borrow money and otherwise incur indebtedness for its purposes, including issuance of corporate bonds, debentures, notes, or other evidence of indebtedness. A licensee’s indebtedness may be secured or unsecured, and may involve equity features including, but not limited to, provisions for conversion to stock and warrants to purchase stock.
(b) To make contracts. Such contracts may include contracts to provide management assistance to business firms, which contracts shall be in writing, and the terms of which shall govern all aspects of the relationship between the licensee and the business firm regarding the management assistance provided by the licensee.
(c) To incur and pay necessary and incidental operating expenses.
(d) To purchase, receive, hold, lease, or otherwise acquire, or to sell, convey, mortgage, lease, pledge, or otherwise dispose of, real or personal property, together with rights and privileges that are incidental and appurtenant to these transactions of real or personal property, if the real or personal property is for the licensee’s use in operating its business or if the real or personal property is acquired by the licensee from time to time in satisfaction of debts or enforcement of obligations.
(e) To make donations for charitable, educational, research, or similar purposes.
(f) To implement a reasonable and prudent policy for conserving and investing its money before the money is used to provide financing assistance to business firms or to pay the expenses of the licensee.
[26-2716, added 1989, ch. 252, sec. 1, p. 612; am. 2002, ch. 145, sec. 6, p. 410.]