Next IIUSA Webinar (5/29): EB-5 Economics – An Overview of Available Input/Output Models

05.16.14 | Archived


IIUSA is excited to resume its webinar series on May 29th at 3:00 PM EST for a look at the input/output models accepted by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) in their adjudication of BE-5 petitions. Members – $50, Nonmembers- $100. (Members: Purchase the All-Access Pass For $650.)

According to USCIS policy, economic impact models used for to meet the requirements of the EB-5 Regional Center Program must be “reproducible” based on “reason” assumptions backed with “verifiable detail.” There are several input/output models that can be used to fulfill this requirement, such as: IMPLAN, RIMS II, I-RIMS, REMI, and REDYN. Our expert panelists will review these models, explore their similarities and differences, and – most importantly – proper application based on sound inputs.

EB5 Webinar


Jeffrey B. Carr, President & Economist, Economic & Policy Resources, Inc. 

Mr. Carr has more than 25 years of experience as an economist with particular expertise in macro-economics, economic forecasting, regional economic and fiscal impact analysis (including the USCIS EB-5 program), and fiscal policy analysis for federal, state, and local governments. Among many other assignments, Mr. Carr has served as the State Economist and Principal Revenues Analyst for nearly 18 years to the state of Vermont—including service to the last four governors of the state.

Paul Scheuren, Principal & Economist, Impact DataSource

Paul Scheuren is an Economist for Impact DataSource. His advanced analytical skills and expertise in Excel and other software programs make him uniquely qualified to provide our clients with the most insightful and useful economic analysis and research. Prior to joining Impact DataSource, Paul worked as a compensation analyst at the Texas Association of School Boards where he supported compensation consulting projects and helped streamline data analysis for a statewide salary survey.

Paul has a Master of Arts in Economics from Clemson University as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration in actuarial science from Temple University.

David Kay, Economist, IMPLAN Group

David Kay is a regional economist with IMPLAN Group. His work specializes in economic modeling to inform development strategy, policy analysis, and program evaluation.

His current area of responsibility includes product research, develop, and delivery strategies for a range of data products related to the IMPLAN modeling system.

His professional interests include regional, labor, and development economics, as well as urban planning, economic development, and international development.

Before coming to IMPLAN Group, David worked as an economist with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). He also spent two years as an urban planner with the City of Provo, Utah.

David holds dual Master’s degrees in Agricultural Economics (M.S) and Urban Planning (M.U.P) from the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Geography (B.S) from Brigham Young University.


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