The department of development shall provide for low-interest loans to small businesses, as defined by rules adopted pursuant to the "Small Business Act," 72 Stat. 384 (1972), 15 U.S.C. 632, as amended, that are engaged in the export of goods produced in this state. In carrying out the purposes of this section, the department shall develop operating procedures that are essentially the same as those of the United States export-import bank.
Effective Date: 02-24-1983 .