industrial revenue bond

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Industrial revenue bond (IRB)

A bond issued by local government agencies on behalf of corporations.

Industrial Revenue Bond

A tax-exempt municipal bond in which a local government entity is seeking to raise money for a private company. It may be used, for example, to build a factory or some other facility on behalf of a private company. A municipality issues an industrial revenue bond when it wishes to attract a business and the jobs in brings to the area, especially when the business may be otherwise unable to obtain financing for the project. The municipality issuing the bond must be able to prove that a public benefit will be derived from the industrial revenue bond in order to qualify for tax-exempt status.

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Previously, bond insurance ' was often used to provide credit enhancement for the issuance of industrial development bonds, but the bond insurance market has collapsed during the past couple of years, and companies are now relying on guarantees or letters of credit.
5m in tax-exempt industrial development bonds from MassDevelopment and a USD500,000 line of credit.
Rittner touches on many types of private activity bonds, including: small issue industrial development bonds, qualified redevelopment bonds, qualified mortgage bonds, new clean renewable energy bonds, and qualified zone academy bonds.
industrial development bonds, mutual funds, or medical technology stocks).
For many years in the United States, industrial development bonds similar to the Grow Bonds have been offered at less than the prime rate.
Bailey says many Alabama mills are nominally owned by the state through industrial development bonds, but in some cases the major bond holder is the company itself.
The case involved a challenge, supported by Americans for Religious Liberty, of the use of industrial development bonds to aid the pervasively sectarian David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.
After another public bearing on May 30, 1990, the Board formally approved the issuance of $15 million in tax-exempt industrial development bonds to finance the loan.
5 million in Michigan Industrial Development Bonds at 6.
This year, $67 million was left unspent in the state's $115 million pool for industrial development bonds.
If your business qualifies, two excellent financing alternatives to keep in mind are industrial development bonds (IDBs) and the Small Business Administration's 504 Loan Program.
In 1991 Robertson applied for $10 million in industrial development bonds to finance new student housing at Regent.

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