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225.02 Purposes. Corporations may be organized under this chapter to promote, assist, encourage and through the cooperative efforts of the institutions and corporations which are members thereof, develop and advance the business prosperity and economy of the state to encourage new industries and to rehabilitate existing industries in the state; to promote and stimulate the expansion of Wisconsin business ventures which tend to increase the growth and thrift of the state; to cooperate and act in conjunction with other organizations, the objects of which are the promotion of industrial, agricultural and recreational developments within the state and to lend to approved and deserving applicants money for the carrying on and development of all kinds of business undertakings in the state, thereby establishing a medium of credit not otherwise readily available therefor; and in furtherance of such purposes and in addition to the powers conferred by the general laws relating to business corporations, any such corporation shall, subject to the restrictions and limitations herein contained, have the following powers:


(1) To borrow money on secured or unsecured notes from any bank, savings bank, savings and loan association, trust company or insurer which is a nonstockholder member of the corporation and from other nonmember persons, firms or corporations; and to pledge bonds, notes and other securities as collateral therefor.


(2) To make secured or unsecured loans; but it is not the intention hereof to take from the lending institutions within the state any loans or commitments desired by such institutions generally in the ordinary course of their business.


(3) To establish and regulate the terms and conditions of any such loans and the charges for interest or service connected therewith.


(4) To purchase, hold, lease and otherwise acquire and to convey such real and personal estate as it may acquire in the satisfaction of debts, or pursuant to the terms and conditions of loans, or which it acquires in the foreclosure of mortgages thereon, or upon judgments for debt or in settlements to secure debts.


(5) To promote the establishment of local industrial development corporations in the various communities of the state, to enter into agreements with them, and to cooperate with, assist and otherwise encourage such local foundations.


(6) To participate with any duly authorized federal lending agency in the making of loans.

225.02 - ANNOT.

History: 1979 c. 102 s. 236 (3); 1991 a. 221.