Learn About The EB-5 Regional Center Near You

George H. W. Bush

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the 1990 Immigration Act, which included a novel provision to attract foreign investment and create jobs in areas that most need them.  The EB-5 Visa program is a way for foreign investors to earn a green card if they invest in the economic development of a “targeted employment area” (TEA), defined by the program administrators, the US Dept. Of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as:

“…an area which, at the time of investment, is a rural area (not within either a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) (as designated by the Office of Management and Budget) or the outer boundary of any city or town having a population of 20,000 or more), OR an area within an MSA or the outer boundary of a city or town having a population of 20,000 or more which has experienced unemployment of at least 150% of the national average rate.”

EB-5 rules include stipulations that the non-resident investors must show that jobs have been created, are being worked by the legally employable, and that those jobs are not held by the investors nor the investor’s family members.

Green For Green

As a way of drumming up new sources of capital for commercial projects in targeted areas, the EB-5 program has been a qualified success with room to grow.  While Congress’s ideas about program adoption in 1990 turned out to be optimistic, the program has been the source of $1.5 billion in foreign investment over its life thus far. The USCIS says that as many as 10,000 such visas can be issued in a year, but the most issued in a year thus far has been 4,000.

While the program’s rules and regulations are currently being reviewed for simplifications, the basics will likely endure: investors under EB-5 must invest at least $500,000 in a high-unemployment area to qualify.

What And Where Are Regional Centers?

NAR’s Commercial Real Estate Advocacy Timeline mentions in August of last year that the Senate passed S. 3245, sponsored by Senators Leahy (D-VT) and Grassley (R-IA), reauthorizing the EB-5 regional center program for three years. EB-5 regional centers allow foreign investors channel investment funds into American businesses and developments.

Regional Centers, approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, identify  businesses and development opportunities that meet the community’s needs. In return for  investing and creating American jobs, these investors earn visas to live in the United States.
Regional Centers were created in 1992, but have existed as a pilot program since then. The  program was set to expire on September 30, 2012. NAR’s advocacy efforts will now turn to the  House, which still must consider the measure.

A full description of Regional Centers from USCIS can be found here.

A list of such projects nationally is of special interest to any commercial practitioner in management, development, brokerage or finance.  Since being of interest to such folks is what we’re here to do, enjoy the following table containing the names and locations of all 261 Regional Centers across the US.

EB-5 Regional Centers

Alabama
America’s Center for Foreign Investment
Alabama Gulf Coast Regional Investment Center, LLC
Alabama
Southeast Regional Center LLC
Alabama
Sunbelt EB-5 Regional Center, LLC
Arizona Arizona Alternative Energy Center, LLC
Arizona
Central Arizona Regional Center
Arizona
Grand Canyon Regional Center, LLC
Arizona
Green Card Fund, LLC
Arizona
Liberty West Regional Center
California
AAA California Regional Center
California
ACS Regional Center
California
Admiralty California Regional Center LLC
California
Alliance Regional Center | Oasis Growth Partners LLC
California
American Franchise Regional Center LLC
California
American Gateway Regional Center
California
American General Realty Advisors Regional Center
California
American Life Development Company LLC
California
American Logistics [International] Regional Center
California
American Redevelopment RC / American Redevelopment Solutions LLC
California
Bay Area Regional Center LLC
California
California Consortium for Agricultural Export (CCAE)
California
California Energy Investment Center
California
California Farm Limited Partnership
California
California Global Alliance Regional Center c/o Lewis C. Nelson & Sons, Inc.
California
California Golden Fund
California
California Green Regional Center
California California Greenhouse Farm Regional Center
California
California Investment Immigration Fund, LLC (CIIF)
California
California Pacific Group Regional Center
California
California Real Estate Regional Center
California California Regional Center, LLC
California
California Wineries & Vineyards, LLC Regional Center (CWVRC)
California
Century American Regional Center
California
CMB Export LLC
California
Dos Lagos Regional Center LLC
California
FDIUS Regional Center
California
FreeMind Films Regional Center
California
Global Premier America Regional Center LLC
California
Green Energy Regional Center, LLC (GERC)
California  Harris Investment Immigration Fund, LLC
California
Hollywood International Regional Center
California Hollywood Regional Center
California
Home Paradise Regional Center
California
Imperial Regional Center
California
Inland Empire Renewable Energy Regional Center, LLC
California
Invest LA Regional Center, LLC
California
Liberty West Regional Center
California
Los Angeles County Regional Center
California
Los Angeles Regional Center
California
M&D Regional Center, LLC
California
Nevada California Regional Center
California
New Energy Horizons Regional Center
California
New World Regional Center
California
Next Bay Properties, LLC
California
Northern California Regional Center, LLC
California
Pacific Dynasty Regional Center
California Pacific Proton Therapy Regional Center, LLC
California
Regional Center Management Los Angeles
California
Regional Center Properties, LLC
California
San Francisco Bay Area Regional Center
California San Francisco Regional Center
California
Silicon Valley California Regional Center
California
Silicon Valley Venture Investment Regional Center
California
South East Los Angeles RC (SELARC)
California
Synergy California Green Hospitality Regional Center, LLC
California
United Venture Regional Center, LLC
California
US Commercial Regional Center
California
United States Employment Development Lending Center
California
USA Continental Regional Center, LLC
California
Velocity Regional Center
California
YK America Regional Center LLC
Colorado
Colorado Intercontinental Regional Center, LLC Stephen S. Smith c/o Evergreen Land Co.
Colorado
Colorado Regional Center, LLC
Colorado
Invest U.S. Regional Center
Colorado
Rocky Mountain High Regional Center
Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands
Marianas EB5 Regional Center
District of Columbia
Anacostia Regional Center
District of Columbia
Capital Area Regional Center (CARC)
District of Columbia
DC Regional Center
District of Columbia Westmill Mid-Atlantic Regional Center LLC
Florida
American Life Investments, LLC
Florida American EB-5 Centers
Florida
America’s Center for Foreign Investment
Florida American Opportunity Regional Center LLC
Florida
BirchLEAF Miami 31, LLC Regional Center
Florida
Charlotte Harbor Regional Center
Florida
Florida EB5 Investments LLC Regional Center
Florida
Florida EB-5 Regional Center, LLC;
Florida
Florida Equity & Growth Fund Regional Center, LLC
Florida
Florida Overseas Investment Center RC
Florida
Florida Regional Center, LLC
Florida
Gold Coast Florida Regional Center
Florida Gulf Coast Regional Investment Center, LLC
Florida
Hollywood Beach Regional Center LLC
Florida
Leaf Fischer Investment Group, LLC
Florida
American Venture Solutions Regional Center
Florida
Mirzam Investor Green Card Regional Center
Florida
Omega Florida Regional Center
Florida
Palm Beach RC
Florida
Palm Coast Florida Regional Center
Florida Regional Center of South Florida, LLC
Florida
South Atlantic Regional Center (SARC)
Florida
South Florida Investment Regional Center (SFIRC)
Georgia
America’s Center for Foreign Investment
Georgia
Atlanta EB5 Regional Center LLC
Georgia
Georgia Center for Foreign Investment and Development
Georgia
Georgia Regional Center, LLC
Georgia
Middle Georgia Regional Center
Georgia
Southeast Regional Center LLC
Georgia USHoldings Regional Center
Guam
Guam Strategic Development LLC RC
Hawaii
Aloha Regional Center, LLC
Hawaii
EB-5 Jobs for Hawaii, LLC
Hawaii
Golden Pacific Ventures Regional Center
Hawaii
Hawaii Regional Center
Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands Regional Center LLC
Idaho
Idaho Global Investment Center, LLC
Idaho
Idaho State Regional Center LLC
Idaho
Invest Idaho Regional Center
Illinois
Chicagoland Foreign Investment Group (CFIG) Regional Center
Illinois Intercontinental Regional Center Trust of Chicago
Illinois
LaSalle County Business Development Center (LCBDC)
Illinois
Local Government Regional Center of Illinois
Illinois
US HITEC Regional Center
Indiana
Energize-ECI EB-5 Visa Regional Center
Indiana
Chicagoland Foreign Investment Group (CFIG) Regional Center
Indiana
Midwest Center for Foreign Investment, LLC
Iowa
Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED)
Kansas
1900 Gulf Street Partners Regional Center
Kansas
Kansas Bio-Fuel RC, LLC
Kansas Kansas Regional Center
Kentucky
Midwest Center for Foreign Investment, LLC
Kentucky
Midwest EB-5 Regional Center LLC
Louisiana
Gulf Coast Regional Investment Center LLC
Louisiana
Louisiana Mississippi Regional Center
Louisiana Luca Energy Fund Regional Center
Louisiana
New Orleans’ Mayor’s Office RC
Maine
USA Lifestyles Regional Center
Maryland
Capital Area Regional Center (CARC)
Maryland
DC Regional Center
Maryland
Maryland Center for Foreign Investment, LLC
Maryland
Oriental Dolphin EB-5 Regional Center
Maryland Washington Center for Foreign Investment, LLC
Maryland Westmill Mid-Atlantic Regional Center LLC
Massachussets
EB-5 Jobs for Massachusetts, Inc.
Michigan
Detroit Immigrant Investor Regional Center
Michigan
EB-5, MRC LLC
Michigan
Green Detroit Regional Center, LLC
Michigan
International Michigan Investments Regional Center
Michigan
Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) Regional Center
Michigan
Tucker Development Corporation Regional Center
Minnesota
UND Center for Innovation Foundation Regional Center
Mississippi
America’s Center for Foreign Investment
Mississippi
Gulf Coast Funds Management, LLC
Mississippi
Louisiana Mississippi Regional Center
Mississippi
Gulf Coast Regional Investment Center LLC
Mississippi
Mississippi Development Center, LLC
Missouri
1900 Gulf Street Partners Regional Center
Montana
Northern Rockies Regional Center
Montana Yellowstone Montana Regional Center, LLC
Nevada
Clark County Regional Center
Nevada
Geothermal Regional Center LLC
Nevada Las Vegas EB-5 Inmigration, LLC
Nevada Las Vegas Economic Impact Regional Center, LLC
Nevada
Las Vegas Regional Center
Nevada
Nevada California Regional Center
Nevada
Nevada Regional Economic Development Center (NREDC)
Nevada
Northern California Regional Center, LLC
New Hampshire
New Hampshire EB-5 Regional Center
New Jersey
New Jersey Liberty Regional Center, LLC
New Jersey
New Jersey Regional Center, LLC
New Jersey New York City Real Estate Regional Center, LLC
New Jersey New York Federal Regional Center
New Mexico Allied Artist High Desert EB5 Regional Center
New York
Buffalo Regional Center
New York
EB-5 New York State, LLC
New York Empire State EB-5 Regional Center
New York
Extell New York Regional Center
New York
Federal New York Metropolitan Regional Center
New York Lam NYC EB-5 Fund Regional Center, LLC
New York
Manhattan Regional Center, LLC
New York New York City Real Estate Regional Center, LLC
New York
New York City Regional Center, LLC
New York New York Federal Regional Center
New York
New York Immigration Fund, LLC
New York
New York Proton Regional Center, LLC
New York
North Country EB-5 Regional Center LLC
New York NYC Metro Regional Center LLC
North Carolina
Atlantic Regional Center for Foreign Investment, LLC (ARCFi)
North Carolina
Carolina Center for Foreign Investment RC
North Carolina
North Carolina Center for Foreign Investments, LLC
North Carolina
Tennessee Regional Center, LLC
North Dakota
UND Center for Innovation Foundation Regional Center
Ohio
Cleveland International Fund, Ltd
Ohio
CMB Summit LLC RC
Ohio
Midwest EB-5 Regional Center LLC
Ohio
Northeast Ohio Regional Center
Ohio
Ohio Development Regional Center
Oklahoma Briight Partners Regional Center
Oklahoma
South West Biofuel RC, LLC (SWBRC)
Oklahoma Southern Star Regional Investment Center, LLC
Oregon
American Life Inc. Regional Center – Seattle (Golden Rainbow & Gateway  Freedom Fund
Oregon
American United EB-5 Regional Center
Oregon
Portland Regional Center
Pennslyvania New York Federal Regional Center
Pennsylvania Empire State EB-5 Regional Center
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Regional Center
Pennsylvania
Pittsburg Regional Investement Center LLC
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) Regional Center
South Carolina
Carolina Center for Foreign Investment RC
South Carolina USHoldings Regional Center
South Dakota
South Dakota International Business Institute (SDIBI)
Tennessee
America’s Center for Foreign Investment
Tennessee
Tennessee Regional Center, LLC
Texas 820 Industrial Loop Partners Regional Center
Texas Brooks City-Base Regional Center
Texas
City of Dallas RC (CDRC)
Texas Civitas Texas Regional Center
Texas
CP Regional Center Inc
Texas
Crown Point Regional Center
Texas
DC Partners Regional Center
Texas
Global Century (Houston)
Texas
Great Texas Regional Center, LLC
Texas Great Southwest Regional Center, LLC
Texas Lone Star Regional Center, LLC
Texas
Luca Energy Fund Regional Center
Texas
McAllen EB-5 Regional Center
Texas
North Texas EB-5 Regional Center LLC
Texas
South West Biofuel RC, LLC (SWBRC)
Texas
Star of Texas Regional Center
Texas
Texas Lone Star Enterprises, LLC
Texas
Texas Urban Triangle Regional Center LLC
Texas
USA Now Regional Center LLC
Utah
Invest U.S. Regional Center
Utah
Mountain States Center for Foreign Investment (MSC)
Utah
Utah High Country Regional Center
Utah
Utah Regional Investment Fund, LLC
Vermont
Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Virginia
Capital Area Regional Center (CARC)
Virginia
DC Regional Center
Virginia Virginia Center for Foreign Investment and Job Creation
Virginia Westmill Mid-Atlantic Regional Center LLC
Washington
Aero Space Port International Group (ASPI Group) Regional Center
Washington
American Life Ventures Everett, Washington
Washington
American Life, Inc. – Lakewood Regional Center
Washington
American Life Inc. Regional Center – Seattle (Golden Rainbow & Gateway  Freedom Fund
Washington
American Life Ventures, Tacoma, Washington
Washington
Eastern Washington Regional Center
Washington
Farm for America Regional Center
Washington
Path America Sonoco, LLC
Washington Seattle Regional Center
Washington Tri-Cities Investment District, LLC
Washington
Twin Development LLC Regional Center
Washington
Washington Regional Center
Washington
Western Washington Regional Center LLC
Washington
Whatcom Opportunities RC
Wisconsin
Ecorntech Regional Center
Wisconsin
Chicagoland Foreign Investment Group (CFIG) Regional Center
Wisconsin
Intercontinental Regional Center Trust of Chicago
Wisconsin
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC)
Wyoming
Invest U.S. Regional Center

 

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20. February 2013 by Wayne Grohl
Categories: Advocacy, commercial lending, International Markets, Investment | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. I am a Licensed Realtor in the San Fernando Valley Area and I feel
    very lucky to see the list of EB-5 Regional Centers and I need to know if there is an EB-5 office in Granada Hills,Mission Hills,North Hills or Panorama City Area. Two weeks ago I got inquiries from Investors from the Philippines who would like to avail of this Investors program.
    Can you direct me to the right person and office in my area?
    Please reply.
    Thank you,

    Dante Gumiran

  2. Dante,

    Glad to be of help. Let me see what I can find for you. I’ll reply on this comment thread with what I find.

    Cheers!

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