EB-5 Regional Center Industry News & Analysis

27 Dec, 2018
  • RCBJ

Opportunity Zone Investments: A New Source of Capital for New and Existing EB-5 Projects

December 27th, 2018|Categories: Economic Impact, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Reid Thomas, Executive Vice President, NES Financial; Catherine Debono Holmes, Partner, Jeffer Mangel Butler & Mitchell; and Kelly Alton, General Counsel, NES Financial  EB-5 capital raising has slowed due to visa backlogs, increasing the need for additional sources of [...]

5 Dec, 2018
  • GBS Featured

IIUSA Data Report Provides Reasons to Join us in Mumbai and Dubai Next Year

December 5th, 2018|Categories: Economic Impact, Events, Immigration Law, Overseas, Research / Analysis|

Next year, IIUSA will host the next two events of our Global Banquet Series in Mumbai, India (Feb. 20) and Dubai, UAE (Feb. 24). Now in its third year, the IIUSA Global Banquet Series brings together leading EB-5 professionals from [...]

20 Sep, 2018
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Economic Impact of the EB-5 Regional Center Program

September 20th, 2018|Categories: Economic Impact, Government Affairs, Research / Analysis|

View in PDF The EB-5 Regional Center Program (the “Program”) was created by Congress in 1992 with the intent of stimulating economic development across U.S. communities through capital investment by foreign entrepreneurs. A variety of economic impact studies have been [...]

21 Jun, 2018
  • Research-&-Analysis

IIUSA Member Perspective: Recommendations for EB-5 Project Sponsors and Stakeholders Following Recent Annual Rims II Update of Economic Multipliers

June 21st, 2018|Categories: Economic Impact, Research / Analysis|

By Maggie Mullane, Economist, Impact DataSource The Bureau of Economic Analysis (“BEA”) released its annual update to the Regional Input-Output Modeling System, known as “RIMS II”, on March 29, 2018. The new multipliers have been updated to reflect 2016 regional [...]

5 Jun, 2018
  • Economic Impact Featuerd

Explore the New IIUSA EB-5 Economic Impact Interactive Map!

June 5th, 2018|Categories: Economic Impact, Research / Analysis|

IIUSA is excited to release our latest EB-5 economic impact mapping tool which highlights the total economic contribution of the EB-5 Regional Center Program for FY2010-FY2015. The new tool provides users with a high level overview of EB-5 economic impact [...]

30 May, 2018
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IIUSA Submits Comments to USCIS on Rescission of Guidance Regarding Tenant-Occupancy Methodology

May 30th, 2018|Categories: Economic Impact, Government Affairs, Press Room, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier this week, IIUSA submitted comments to the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding the recent policy memo announcing the rescission of guidance regarding tenant occupancy methodologies for counting job creation. On May 16, 2018, the EB-5 industry received [...]

5 Jan, 2018
  • Success Stories Featured

Did you Know IIUSA.org has a EB-5 Success Stories Page Highlighting Industry Success Across the Country?

January 5th, 2018|Categories: Economic Impact, Research / Analysis|

Since the 2008 financial crisis, EB-5 investment has proven to be an indispensable source of capital for economic development projects, large and small, all across the country. The data backs this up. In 2015 and 2016 alone, EB-5 investment has [...]

13 Dec, 2017
  • I-526 Featured

IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q4 Filing Statistics for I-526 & I-829 Petitions

December 13th, 2017|Categories: Benefits, Economic Impact, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis|

Earlier this week, the USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) published quarterly processing statistics for I-526 and I-829 petitions through Q4 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017,( July-September). Below are selected data points extracted from the reports: I-526 Filing Statistics (Read [...]

27 Nov, 2017
  • Retrogession Featured

“The Evolution of Retrogression to Redeployment Accessing Redeployment Options in 2017”

November 27th, 2017|Categories: Economic Impact, Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Allison Bearman, General Counsel, Greystone EB-5 Holdings Group; Ronald Fieldstone, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP; Brad Stedem, Managing Director, CapUnited  Retrogression, the buzzword in EB-5 for the last couple of years, has now given birth to a [...]

2 Aug, 2017
  • JUly RCBJ Featured

“Going Local: Bringing the Message of EB-5 to the People it Impacts the Most”

August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Economic Impact, Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, State / Local|

by Ashley Sanislo Casey, IIUSA Associate Director of Advocacy Over the last 2 and a half years, most of the conversations within the EB-5 Regional Center industry have centered around advocacy for reform and reauthorization, in one form or another, [...]