Policy and Set Asides
It is the policy of the Business Development Commission, the Finance Committee and the Business Development Department to make loans from the Oregon Business Development Fund to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, sex, age or national origin.
Fifteen percent of the available money in the Fund shall be set aside for loans to emerging small enterprises that are located in or draw their work forces from within distressed areas.
The Oregon Targeted Development Account is hereby established within the Oregon Business Development Fund to make loans in distressed areas. The Commission authorizes the Department to transfer from time to time up to $10 million into or out of the Oregon Targeted Development Account.