EIEDA can issue bonds on behalf of businesses in which debt service is payable exclusively from the earnings of the borrower. In issuing revenue bonds for the borrower, EIEDA acts as a "conduit" or "middle-man." The bonds are sold to insurance companies, banks, mutual funds or brokerage houses on behalf of individuals. The proceeds of the sale are made available to the borrower for the project. The borrower then pays the money back directly to those who bought the bonds. The major advantages of EIEDA include providing savings of 2-3% lower than conventional financing for manufacturing, multi-family housing and not for profit corporations.