I. The authority may expend or loan money upon such terms and conditions as prescribed by the authority to acquire, develop, redevelop, construct, renovate, or expand real or personal property for business use. No expenditure or loan shall be made by the authority under this section unless it is with the approval of, or in cooperation with, a local development organization.
II. Prior to the expenditure or loan of any money under this section, the authority shall enter into one or more agreements with such organization to provide for the conditions on which the expenditures or loans will be made, the terms of repayment of such expenditure or loan, the time and manner of such repayment, conditions under which the property is to be used by or leased to one or more businesses, the form and amount of security if any, to be pledged to the authority for such repayment, and such other provisions as the authority may determine are necessary or desirable. Repayment of any expenditure or loan made by the authority may be with or without interest and may take the form of cash, real or personal property, or services.

Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes 162-A:7

  • governor and council: shall mean the governor with the advice and consent of the council. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:31-a
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.

III. Any property acquired, developed, redeveloped, constructed, renovated, or expanded under this section may be leased by the authority or the local development organization, as appropriate, for business use, and under such terms and conditions as they shall deem appropriate. Any such lease may include options of the lessee to purchase the property, provided that the purchase price upon the exercise of any such option shall not be less than the amount necessary to reimburse the authority, with interest if applicable, for any unpaid balance of expenditures made by the authority for such property. Any lease shall obligate the lessee to pay all costs and expenses of upkeep, maintenance and operation of the property during the lease term.
IV. The authority shall not expend or loan any money or make a binding commitment to spend any money for a particular project under this section unless after a hearing the governor and council have made the findings specified in RSA 162-A:18.