§21A-2A-1. Legislative declaration of finding and purpose.
The Legislature hereby finds and declares that, due to adverse economic conditions existing in the state, substantial unemployment of the residents of the state has resulted and continues, all to the detriment of its people, its business and industry and of the health, safety and welfare of the state as a whole.

The Legislature further finds and declares that the stimulation and encouragement of, and the providing of incentive and inducement for, employment by private business in the private sector is of greater long-term benefit to the state than is public, make-work employment; that it constitutes a wiser expenditure of public moneys, aids in the economic recovery of our private business and industry, the employment of our people, the generation of state revenues, and the advancement of the health, safety and welfare of the state as a whole; and thus constitutes a public purpose.