The general assembly finds that many small businesses throughout the state are experiencing economic stagnation or decline, that high interest rates have caused small businesses in this state to suffer disproportionately in profitability and competition, and that such high interest rates have fostered a serious increase in unemployment. The linked deposit program provided for in sections 135.61 to 135.67 of the Revised Code is intended to provide a statewide availability of lower cost funds for lending purposes that will materially contribute to the economic revitalization of this state. Accordingly, it is declared to be the public policy of the state through the linked deposit program to create an availability of lower-cost funds to inject needed capital into the business community, sustain or improve business profitability, and protect the jobs of citizens of this state.
Cite as R.C. § 135.62
History. Effective Date: 10-13-1983