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24 May, 2017
  • RCBJ

“TEA Designations: Proposed DHS Rule Would Significantly Alter the Process”

May 24th, 2017|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, Targeted Employed Areas (TEA)|

by Michael Kester, Economist, Impact DataSource On January 13th, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend certain regulations governing the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. A significant portion of the proposed rules are [...]

18 May, 2017
  • Integrity header

“EB-5 Fund Administration: Considerations in Light of Increased Interest in Transparency and Third Party Oversight for EB-5 Transactions”

May 18th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Mariza McKee, Partner, Kutak Rock LLP and Kurt Ruess, CO-Founder, EB5 Diligence In 2017, EB-5 dealmakers may be welcoming a new member to the deal team to provide a check on how EB-5 investment flows from investment accounts to [...]

11 May, 2017
  • InvestorTrends Featured

“Seven Trends in EB-5 Investor Markets Illustrated by the Latest I-526 Filing Statistics of Investor Origin”

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

by Lee Li, IIUSA Policy Analyst  IIUSA believes in the power of data analytics to inform and enhance the EB-5 marketplace. As such, we consistently seek a variety of EB-5 statistics via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in order [...]

10 May, 2017
  • RCBJ

Now Accepting Ads for the Q2 Issue of the Regional Center Business Journal

May 10th, 2017|Categories: Membership, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

Advertisements for the Q2 Regional Center Business Journal are being accepted through June 1st! As a valued IIUSA member, we hope you have found IIUSA’s quarterly publication, The Regional Center Business Journal (the “RCBJ”), to be your primary source for EB-5 [...]

24 Mar, 2017
  • RCBJ

GAO 2016 Report – A summary and Look Forward

March 24th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

On June 30, 2016 Congress passed the Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act of 2015 (“FRADA”) (Pub. L. No. 114-186). Under FRADA, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in consultation with the Comptroller General must “establish guidelines [...]

17 Mar, 2017
  • RCBJ

A New Horizon: What the 115th Congress and Trump Administration Means for EB-5 and Why We Must Act Now

March 17th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal|

By: Peter D. Joseph, IIUSA Executive Director A new year and a new Congress bring a new set of opportunities and challenges for the EB-5 industry. The end of 2016 left the industry with hope that a legislative deal could [...]

15 Mar, 2017
  • RCBJ March 2017

Regional Center Business Journal Now Available on IIUSA.org

March 15th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

IIUSA’s most recent edition of the Regional Center Business Journal (the “RCBJ”) is now available on IIUSA.org and headed to the mailboxes of IIUSA members, strategic partners as well as to Congressional offices and federal, state and local government stakeholders. [...]

23 Feb, 2017
  • Regional-Center-Business-Journal

Regional Center Business Journal Spotlight: “The Cautious Giant: EB-5 Lessons from Nigeria”

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Immigration Law, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

By Chad Ellsworth, Partner, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP On my recent business trip to Nigeria in mid-August, I had the opportunity to discuss the U.S. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program with many potential immigrant investors and advisors of [...]

17 Feb, 2017
  • Regional-Center-Business-Journal

Regional Center Business Journal Sneak Peak: “Annual Data Update to RIMS II Multipliers”

February 17th, 2017|Categories: Economic Impact, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

Updated RIMS II multipliers were released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (“BEA”) in December 2016. The new multipliers replace the prior multipliers released in September 2015 – which, as we discussed early last year, introduced several important revisions to [...]

23 Jan, 2017
  • Brazil Featurted

RCBJ Retrospective: “Investor Markets Spotlight: Brazil”

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

  Investor Markets Spotlight: Brazil by Brendan Tarnay, IIUSA Special Contributor When The Economist ran a cover story in November 2009 titled “Brazil Takes Off”, it seemed as if the largest Latin American economy was poised to become a leading [...]