Founded in 2005, Invest in the USA (IIUSA) is the national membership-based 501(c)(6) not-for-profit industry trade association for the EB-5 Regional Center Program (the “Program”). Our members account for a vast majority of capital formation and job creation in the U.S. resulting from the Program.


IIUSA advocates for policies that will maximize economic benefit to the U.S. from the Program through advocacy, education, industry development, and research.

Accordingly, our primary mission is permanent reauthorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program by Congress after 23+ years of bipartisan supports and current record breaking economic impact statistics.

Click here to view IIUSA’s corporate bylaws (AMENDED May 6, 2019).


What We Do

Thanks in large part to the leadership role of IIUSA and its members, the Program has been re-authorized each time it has been up for “sunset” in the past. IIUSA continues to work very closely with its members, Congress and other industry stakeholder groups with a focus on improved Program integrity, permanent or long-term reauthorization and overall improvements for Program efficiency and capacity so it can continue to deliver much-needed capital to community-changing economic development projects throughout the country.

At the behest of IIUSA, the first EB-5 stakeholders meeting was held with USCIS in September 2008 – beginning the quarterly schedule that exist to this day. IIUSA continues to comment directly to USCIS on any and all EB-5 related issues, speaking from a truly national platform. IIUSA also promotes the Program to other pertinent federal agencies/offices, such as the U.S. Department of Commerce, CIS Ombudsman Office, Securities and Exchange Commission, and others. This consistent, open communication with the various public sector stakeholders is essential to the success of the Program because it keeps our Members informed and various stakeholders connected.

Continues to promote the benefits of the Program to the media and raise the Program’s profile in the process. The Program has been featured in major national publications, including: New York Times, National Public Radio (NPR), Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Yahoo Finance. The EB-5 Regional Center Program continues to be a topic of interest in the media, particularly as traditional financing markets have tightened up in the past few years. IIUSA tracks articles in the media on the IIUSA Blog.

IIUSA promotes professional integrity within the industry by raising the bar at which EB-5 Regional Center Program business is conducted. In EB-5 both personal capital investment and immigration are put at risk simultaneously, as is the nature and requirement of participating in the Program, but one that is unique to EB-5. To promote integrity that reduces the risk of fraud or abuse in the market, IIUSA has established guidelines concerning “know your customer”, ethical issues, and how to deal with overseas agents – posted in the Best Practices section of this website. IIUSA continues to explore and publish more guidelines to further the professional and business goals of the EB-5 Regional Center Program stakeholders. Additionally, through conferences and webinars, IIUSA provides a platform for expert speakers and government officials to communicate directly with our members, to keep them informed and educated in the marketplace so they can succeed in raising capital and creating U.S. jobs.

Commitment to Transparency and Program Integrity

Proper oversight, transparency, compliance with – and enforcement of – all applicable securities, anti-fraud and immigration laws and regulations are essential to maintain the confidence of all stakeholders and ensure that the program continues to bring capital and job creation to American communities.

IIUSA welcomes engagement with Congress and federal agencies to protect the integrity of the EB-5 program.

Logo/Trademark Policies

The Invest In the USA (“IIUSA”) logo is a registered trademark and sole property of IIUSA. It, therefore, may NOT be used without the express written consent of the Board of Directors.

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