Article - Housing and Community Development
(a) A project qualifies as a business project if the project is:
(1) located in:
(i) an area designated as a priority funding area under § 5–7B–02 of the State Finance and Procurement Article; or
(ii) a qualified opportunity zone designated under § 1400Z–1 of the Internal Revenue Code in Allegany County, Garrett County, Somerset County, or Wicomico County; and
(2) (i) acquired, owned, developed, constructed, reconstructed, rehabilitated, or improved by a person or an entity for the purposes of carrying on a business whether or not for profit; or
(ii) eligible for funding from the Neighborhood Business Development Fund under § 6–310 of this article.
(b) Repayment of principal and interest for a business project may be secured by:
(1) real property;
(2) personal property;
(3) bank accounts;
(4) certificates of deposit, stocks, and bonds;
(5) credit enhancement, assurance, or guaranty; or
(6) any other collateral acceptable to the Administration.