Texas Product Development & Small Business Incubator Fund

The Texas Product Development & Small Business Incubator Fund is a revolving loan program financed through original bond issuances. The primary objective of the program is to aid in the development, production and commercialization of new or improved products and to foster and stimulate small business in the state. The fund provides asset-based lending with flexible loan terms, competitive Loan-to-Value (LTV) and interest rates. Loan proceeds can be used for a broad range of capital and operating expenditures. Loans can be secured with property, plant and equipment which can be amortized over the life of the asset. Communities or individual investors can assist as Guarantors. To be eligible, applicants must have at least three years of operating history and have unencumbered assets available for collateral. Preference for funding is given to the state's defined industry clusters including, but not limited to: nanotechnology, biotechnology, biomedicine, renewable energy, agriculture and aerospace. The Office of the Governor, Department of Economic Development Finance administers the Fund.