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22 May, 2014

Important Changes to California Target Employment Area (TEA) Policy

May 22nd, 2014|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, State / Local, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

According to the state of California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), new unemployment data and State-certified TEAS become effective May 1, 2014 and will remain in effect until April 30, 2015.  All TEA designations and certifications will be based [...]

9 May, 2014

IIUSA Participates in “How California is Making the Most of EB-5” Webcast in Partnership with CDFA and CALED

May 9th, 2014|Categories: "EB-5 is Working" Coalition, Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA), Economic Impact, Events, Financial Services, Research / Analysis, Securities Law, State / Local, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA), Webinars|

Last week, IIUSA Executive Director Peter D. Joseph served as a panelist on a webinar about the impact being made by EB-5 in California, key rules and regulations, and considerations for incorporating EB-5 into potential projects.    The webcast, hosted by longtime [...]

28 Mar, 2014

Advocacy Update: NACo Resolution Made Official, Senate Hearings with Mention of EB-5, CBO Estimates on SKILLS Visa Act

March 28th, 2014|Categories: "EB-5 is Working" Coalition, Congress, Government Affairs, Milestones, State / Local|

NACo Officially Adopts Resolution "Supporting the Permanent Authorization for the EB-5 Regional Center Program" At the beginning of March, IIUSA presented to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference to the Community, Economic Development and Work Force Steering Committee which unanimously approved [...]

30 Sep, 2013

Trade Mission to China & Taiwan, Trip to Washington DC Recapped

September 30th, 2013|Categories: AmCham South China, CIS Ombudsman, Conferences, Congress, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Events, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Government Affairs, Overseas, Partners, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), SelectUSA, Speaking Engagements, State / Local, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Part One: CIFIT & TICA Earlier this month, IIUSA had the privilege of leading a trade mission of over 115 IIUSA members to the 17th Annual China International Fair for Trade & Investment (CIFIT) in Xiamen.  IIUSA was honored to [...]

25 Sep, 2013

Attracting Foreign Investment, EB-5 Program Main Topics Of Discussion at Washington State Legislative Hearing

September 25th, 2013|Categories: "EB-5 is Working" Coalition, Government Affairs, Media Coverage, Speaking Engagements, State / Local|

  On Friday September 13th, IIUSA President David Andersson was among seven prominent EB-5 Program stakeholders to testify before the Washington State Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations. The purpose of the hearing was to examine the EB-5 [...]

9 Sep, 2013

IIUSA President David Andersson to Testify Before Washington State Legislature

September 9th, 2013|Categories: Economic Impact, Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, State / Local|

On September 13th, IIUSA President, Mr. David Andersson, will testify before the Washington State Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations during a session hearing covering the topic of "EB-5 - The Federal Government's Immigrant Investor Program in Washington State".  [...]

16 May, 2013

State of California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development Hosts EB-5 Stakeholder Phone Call

May 16th, 2013|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, State / Local, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

On May 6th the State of California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)  hosted a teleconference for EB-5 stakeholders regarding new unemployment data for the State of California and its effects on Targeted Employment Areas (TEA's) policy.  During the call, GO-Biz [...]

22 Mar, 2013

North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) Investor Education Tools

March 22nd, 2013|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, Securities Law, State / Local|

Earlier this month, the Association to Invest In the USA (IIUSA) met with members of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA).  NASAA is made up of State Securities Regulators who provide invaluable services to investors around the country. NASAA [...]

20 Mar, 2013

IIUSA Executive Director Testifies Before Texas State Legislature

March 20th, 2013|Categories: Economic Impact, Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, State / Local|

Last week, IUSA Executive Director, Peter D. Joseph, spoke before the Texas Legislature's Committee on International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs. He spoke about the tangible economic impact that the EB-5 Regional Center Program is responsible for in the State of [...]

11 Mar, 2013

Peter D. Joseph, IIUSA Executive Director to Testify Before Texas Legislature, Committee on International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs

March 11th, 2013|Categories: Economic Impact, Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, State / Local|

On Monday, March 11, 2013 at 10:00am (CST), IIUSA Executive Director, Peter D. Joseph will testify in front of the Texas Legislature's Committee on International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs in Austin, Texas.  Mr. Joseph has been invited to provide testimony on the success [...]