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Industrial Development Corporation; incorporation.
F.S. 289.021

Industrial Development Corporation; incorporation.


Twenty-five or more persons, a majority of whom shall be residents of this state, who may desire to create an industrial development corporation under the provisions of this act, for the purpose of promoting, developing and advancing the prosperity and economic welfare of the state and, to that end, to exercise the powers and privileges hereinafter provided, may be incorporated by filing in the Department of State, as hereinafter provided, articles of incorporation. The articles of incorporation shall contain:


The name of the corporation, which shall include the words “Industrial Development Corporation of Florida.”


The location of the principal office of the corporation, but such corporation may have offices in such other places within the state as may be fixed by the board of directors.


The purposes for which the corporation is founded, which shall be to promote, stimulate, develop and advance the business prosperity and economic welfare of Florida and its citizens; to encourage and assist through loans, investments or other business transactions in the location of new business and industry in this state and to rehabilitate and assist existing business and industry; to stimulate and assist in the expansion of all kinds of business activity which will tend to promote the business development and maintain the economic stability of this state, provide maximum opportunities for employment, encourage thrift, and improve the standard of living of the citizens of this state; similarly, to cooperate and act in conjunction with other organizations, public or private, in the promotion and advancement of industrial, commercial, agricultural, and recreational developments in this state; and to provide financing for the promotion, development, and conduct of all kinds of business activity in this state.


The names and post office addresses of the members of the first board of directors, who, unless otherwise provided by the articles of incorporation or the bylaws, shall hold office for the first year of existence of the corporation or until their successors are elected and have qualified.


Any provision which the incorporators may choose to insert for the regulation of the business and for the conduct of the affairs of the corporation and any provision creating, dividing, limiting and regulating the powers of the corporation, the directors, stockholders, or any class of the stockholders, including, but not limited to a list of the officers, and provisions governing the issuance of stock certificates to replace lost or destroyed certificates, provided that no provision shall be contained for cumulative voting for directors.


The amount of authorized capital stock and the number of shares into which it is divided, the par value of each share, and the amount of capital with which it will commence business and, if there is more than one class of stock, a description of the different classes; the names and post office addresses of the subscribers of stock and the number of shares subscribed by each. The aggregate of the subscription shall be the minimum amount of capital with which the corporation shall commence business which shall not be less than $100,000. The articles of incorporation may also contain any provision consistent with the laws of this state for the regulation of the affairs of the corporation.


The articles of incorporation shall be in writing, subscribed by not less than nine natural persons competent to contract and acknowledged by each of the subscribers before an officer authorized to take acknowledgments and filed in the Department of State for approval. A duplicate copy so subscribed and acknowledged may also be filed.


The articles of incorporation shall recite that the corporation is organized under the provisions of this act.


The Department of State shall not approve articles of incorporation for a corporation organized under this act until a total of at least 15 national banks, state banks, savings banks, industrial savings banks, federal savings and loan associations, domestic building and loan associations, or insurance companies authorized to do business within this state, or any combination thereof, have agreed in writing to become members of said corporation. The written agreement shall be filed with the Department of State with the articles of incorporation and the filing of same shall be a condition precedent to the approval of the articles of incorporation by the Department of State. Whenever the articles of incorporation shall have been filed in the Department of State and approved by it, and all filing fees and taxes prescribed by 1chapter 608, have been paid, the subscribers, their successors and assigns shall constitute a corporation, and said corporation shall then be authorized to commence business, and stock thereof to the extent herein or hereafter duly authorized may from time to time be issued.


s. 2, ch. 61-177; ss. 10, 35, ch. 69-106.


Chapter 75-250 repealed chapter 608, relating to corporations.