(a)CDC Membership. A CDC must have at least 25 members (or stockholders for for-profit CDCs approved prior to January 1, 1987). The CDC membership must meet annually. No person or entity can own or control more than 10 percent of the CDC's voting membership (or stock). No employee or staff of the CDC can qualify as a member of the CDC for the purpose of meeting the membership requirements. The CDC membership must include representatives from all the groups listed in paragraph (b) of this section.
(b)Membership groups. Members must be responsible for actively supporting economic development in the Area of Operations and must be from one of the following groups:
(1) Government organizations responsible for economic development in the Area of Operations;
(2) Financial institutions that provide commercial long term fixed asset financing in the Area of Operations;
(3) Community organizations dedicated to economic development in the Area of Operations such as chambers of commerce, foundations, trade associations, colleges, universities, or small business development centers (as defined in section 21(a)(1) of the Act, 15 U.S.C. 648(a)(1)); and
(4) Businesses in the Area of Operations.
(c) A CDC that is incorporated in one State and is operating as a Multi-State CDC in another State must meet the membership requirements for each State.