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EB-5 Regional Center Industry News & Analysis

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29 Aug, 2017
  • Convergence Featured

“Is the Convergence of EB-5 Capital with Traditional Private Equity the Next Big Thing?”

August 29th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Reid Thomas, NES Financial The EB-5 industry has lived in relative obscurity for most of its history. The employment-based fifth preference category that was first created in 1990 as part of an initiative to produce U.S. jobs was barely [...]

23 Aug, 2017
  • State TEA Featured

“How Reliable is That State TEA Certification Letter?”

August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

By Elizabeth Peng, Partner, Peng & Weber, PLLC; Cletus Weber, Partner, Peng & Weber, PLLC; Tina Lee Senior Associate Attorney, Peng & Weber, PLLC The current EB-5 statute and regulations set the minimum investment amount for EB-5 immigration at $1,000,000, which may be [...]

11 Aug, 2017
  • 2016 I-526 featured

“A New Lens: What the Latest Data Tells Us about Raising EB-5 Capital in an Increasingly Challenging Marketplace”

August 11th, 2017|Categories: Immigration Law, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

By Lee Li, Policy Analyst, IIUSA Raising EB-5 capital worldwide has proven to be an increasingly challenging endeavor. As the industry trade association, IIUSA is committed to publishing the latest intelligence on EB-5 investor markets and proactively seeking data via [...]

7 Aug, 2017
  • RCBJ

Submit an Article for Consideration for the Upcoming Q3 Edition of the Regional Center Business Journal

August 7th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Membership, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

IIUSA's Editorial Committee, curator of the Regional Center Business Journal (RCBJ), invites all members of the organization to submit an article to be considered for inclusion in the upcoming Q3 RCBJ, the EB-5 Industry’s premier publication featuring the latest legislative [...]

27 Jul, 2017
  • JUly RCBJ Featured

“Stepping up to the Plate: How Promoting Advantages of EB-5 Helps U.S. Remain Competitive in Global Market”

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

by Peter D. Joseph, IIUSA Executive Director The benefits of foreign direct investment (FDI) to the U.S. economy are generally well-known and appreciated by the American public. It is understood that new investments lead to economic development opportunities and robust [...]

21 Jul, 2017
  • JUly RCBJ Featured

IIUSA Regional Center Business Journal Now Available Online and Coming to a Mailbox Near You!

July 21st, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Membership, Press Room, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

IIUSA is pleased to announced that the The 2017 Q2 Issue of the Regional Center Business Journal ( "RCBJ”) is now available online! This edition of the Journal highlights both the evolution of the legislative process surrounding the EB-5 Regional Center [...]

21 Jun, 2017
  • RCBJ

Regional Center Business Journal Sneak Peak: “USCIS Compliance Audits – Preparing Regional Centers for the First Wave”

June 21st, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Regional Center Compliance Audits On March 20, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the launch of the EB-5 Regional Center Compliance Audit Program. The program was characterized as an additional way to enhance EB-5 program integrity and verify [...]

8 Jun, 2017
  • RCBJ March 2017

“Stop in Wyoming on the Way to America: The Use of Wyoming Trust Structures to Administer EB-5 Investment Funds Pending Removal of Conditions”

June 8th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Amy Staehr, Partner, Long Reimer Winegar Beppler LLP; Aaron Lyttle, Associate, Long Reimer Winegar Beppler LLP; and Robert Cornish, Partner, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program has enabled a steady influx of new [...]

7 Jun, 2017
  • RCBJ

Last Chance to Secure your Advertisement in Upcoming Regional Center Business Journal

June 7th, 2017|Categories: Membership, Regional Center Business Journal|

Later this month, IUSA will publish its next issue of the Regional Center Business Journal (RCBJ) which will once again feature critical news, in-depth analysis and strategic market insights from experts across the EB-5 industry. For a limited time IIUSA [...]

2 Jun, 2017
  • APEC

“The U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Program”

June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

By Spencer McGrath-Agg, Attorney, Boundary Bay Law, PLLC After brief correspondence with a colleague who travels to China frequently, it became apparent that the U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card (“ABT Card”) Program is not as well-known as it [...]