Alaska Statutes.
Title 44. State Government
Chapter 88. Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority
Section 80. Powers of the Authority.
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AS 44.88.080. Powers of the Authority.

In furtherance of its corporate purposes, the authority has the following powers in addition to its other powers:

(1) to sue and be sued;

(2) to have a seal and alter it at pleasure;

(3) to make and alter bylaws for its organization and internal management;

(4) to adopt regulations governing the exercise of its corporate powers;

(5) to acquire an interest in a project as necessary or appropriate to provide financing for the project, whether by purchase, gift, or lease;

(6) to lease to others a project acquired by it for the rentals and upon the terms and conditions the authority may consider advisable, including, without limitation, provisions for options to purchase or renew;

(7) to issue bonds and otherwise to incur indebtedness, in accordance with AS 44.88.090 , in order to pay the cost of a project or development projects or in order to provide money for the authority's purposes under this chapter; the authority may also secure payment of the bonds or other indebtedness as provided in this chapter;

(8) to sell, by installment sale or otherwise, exchange, donate, convey, or encumber in any manner by mortgage or by creation of any other security interest, real or personal property owned by it, or in which it has an interest, including a project, when, in the judgment of the authority, the action is in furtherance of its corporate purposes;

(9) to accept gifts, grants, or loans from, and enter into contracts or other transactions regarding them, with a federal agency or an agency or instrumentality of the state, a municipality, private organization, or other source;

(10) to deposit or invest its funds, subject to agreements with bondholders;

(11) to enter into contracts or agreements with respect to the exercise of any of its powers, and do all things necessary or convenient to carry out its corporate purposes and exercise the powers granted in this chapter;

(12) to purchase or insure loans to finance the costs of manufacturing, industrial, and business enterprise projects;

(13) to enter into loan agreements with respect to one or more projects upon the terms and conditions the authority considers advisable;

(14) to acquire, manage, and operate projects as the authority considers necessary or appropriate to serve a public purpose;

(15) to assist private lenders to make loans to finance the costs of projects through loan commitments, short-term financing, or otherwise;

(16) to accept gifts, grants, or loans from a federal agency, from an agency or instrumentality of the state or of a municipality, or from any other source;

(17) to enter into contracts or other transactions with a federal agency, with an agency or instrumentality of the state or of a municipality, or with a private organization or other entity consistent with the exercise of any power under this chapter;

(18) to facilitate the expansion of a secondary market for the resale of federally or commercially insured loans made to finance the costs of projects in Alaska held by federal and state chartered financial institutions or by the Alaska Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank;

(19) to charge fees or other forms of remuneration for the use or possession of the projects described in (14) of this section in accordance with the agreements described in (11) and (17) of this section, other agreements pertaining to the projects, covenants, or representations made in bond documents pertaining to the projects, or regulations of the authority pertaining to the projects;

(20) to participate with government or private industry in programs for technical assistance, loans, technology, transfer, or other programs related to the exportation of Alaska goods, services, or raw materials with respect to its financing activities;

(21) to provide export finance training for office staff and other individuals involved in export finance assistance, including the training sessions that may be provided by the United States Export-Import Bank or other organizations;

(22) to coordinate to the maximum extent possible its efforts to promote the export of Alaska goods, services, and raw materials with programs and goals of the United States Export-Import Bank, the International Trade Administration of the United States Department of Commerce, the Foreign Credit Insurance Association, and other private and public programs designed to provide export assistance and export-related financing;

(23) to guarantee loans related to qualified export transactions under regulations adopted by the authority;

(24) to provide financing assistance, in cooperation with federal, state, and private institutions, as provided in this chapter for small business enterprises;

(25) to make cooperative agreements with the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, acting on behalf of the international airports revenue fund established under AS 37.15.430 , to acquire, equip, operate, maintain, construct, or install facilities that will enhance the competitiveness of the international airports, including a cooperative agreement to lend amounts from the international airport revenue fund to finance the development or improvement of utilities serving the airports;

(26) to screen potential applicants for a new business incentive grant and recommend the award of the grants under AS 45.81.020 ;

(27) to oversee the administration of outstanding grants awarded by the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation under former AS 37.17.010 - 37.17.110;

(28) to oversee the administration of outstanding BIDCO assistance grants and loans made by the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation under former AS 37.17.200 - 37.17.390;

(29) to guarantee loans made to the Alaska Insurance Guaranty Association (AS 21.80.040 ), with these guarantees limited to loans necessary to make the association financially able to meet cash flow needs up to a maximum outstanding principal balance at any time of $30,000,000.

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