Benefits of Regional Center

The EB-5 visa program requires that each immigrant investment create 10 “direct” full-time jobs in the new commercial enterprise that receives the EB-5 investment.  However, a regional center enjoys greater leeway – it may demonstrate job creation by “direct or indirect” employment. To demonstrate indirect employment, the USCIS accepts the use of approved input-output employment modeling systems for this purpose. We rely upon the RIMS II econometric methodology for our EB-5 projects.  Our Regional Center relies upon an investment pool option, whereby we aggregate immigrant investors to fund substantial projects in order to maximize direct and indirect job creation. With this approach, it is the qualified commercial enterprise or project receiving the EB-5 financing that is responsible for the requisite job creation.  Immigrant investors benefit from this approach because the EB-5 financing is only a portion of the larger capital stack made available to the EB-5 project.  By comingling the EB-5 financing with these other funds, our Regional Center can count the total net new jobs created by the entire investment and not just those jobs resulting from the EB-5 financing.  This larger number of net new jobs will be ascribed to the immigrant investors and will result in the creation of more than the required 10 direct or indirect jobs per immigrant investor.

Immigrant investors do not participate in our Regional Center operations and are not involved in the management of the qualified commercial enterprises or projects that receive the EB-5 financing. However, immigrant investors are required to be involved in the management or business policy formulation of the investment vehicle organized as the new commercial enterprise to effectuate the EB-5 financing. A great advantage of the EB-5 program is that immigrant investors may live anywhere in the U.S. regardless of where their investment is located. Last but not least, 3,000 of the total 10,000 EB-5 visas available through the EB-5 program on an annual basis have been reserved for use by regional centers which generally exceed this total amount.