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Key findings of the report include:
- Total economic impact, combining the benefits of EB-5 investments, household spending of immigrant investors and other EB-5 related spending, was $3.39 billion to U.S. GDP and supported over 42,000 U.S. jobs.
- Investment represents the largest component of EB-5 spending, withapproximately $1.8 billion invested by EB-5 Regional Center investors. These investments contributed $2.5 billion to U.S. GDP and supported 33,134 American jobs.
- Over 85 percent of EB-5 investment capital – $1.55 billion – was invested in the construction sector. Other sectors seeing EB-5 investments include chemical manufacturing, mining, manufacturing, and power generation.
- Pennsylvania, New York, California and Illinois top the list of states with the largest level of investment, and these saw the largest investment impacts. For example, more than 8,000 jobs were supported in California.
- Household spending by immigrant investors and their families contributed approximately $383 million to US GDP and supported more than 4,700 jobs in 2012. The economic impact of household spending represents a permanent impact on the U.S. economy, as these families maintain spending patterns year after year.
- Spending on EB-5 related immigration services contributed approximately $477 million to U.S. GDP and supported nearly 5,000 jobs in 2012. These expenditures include spending on flights, moving services, cars, investment and legal services and government fees.