(20 ILCS 700/3001) (from Ch. 127, par. 3703-1)
    Sec. 3001. Illinois Technology Enterprise Development and Investment Program. The Department shall, subject to appropriated funds, establish an Advanced Technology Enterprise Development Program to: (i) provide investments, loans, or qualified security investments to or on behalf of young or growing businesses, in cooperation with private investment companies, private investors or conventional lending institutions which also assume a portion of the investment loan or financing for a business project, or on behalf of new or emerging business through financial intermediaries as they commercialize advanced technology projects; (ii) fund regional technology enterprise development centers that make available resources and expertise in furthering the technical or managerial skills of owners; aid the ventures in locating financing; and help new companies with product development and marketing.
(Source: P.A. 91-476, eff. 8-11-99.)