The EB-5 Regional Center Program

An EB-5 Regional Center is a specially-approved economic development agency or organization devoted to new job creation within its surrounding geographic area. There are currently a total of 75 approved Regional Centers in the following states:

Alabama Kansas South Carolina
California Louisiana South Dakota
Connecticut Mississippi Texas
DC Nevada Vermont
Florida New Jersey Washington
Hawaii New York Wisconsin
Illinois Oklahoma  
Iowa Pennsylvania  

The types of business investments available generally reflect the local economy surrounding the Regional Center. Approved investment activities range from manufacturing to health care, vineyards, military base reconstruction, automotive services, hotel construction, restaurant management, office development, and shopping centers.

The U.S. immigration lawyers at Hodkinson Law Group, can provide you with a current list of all the U.S. Regional Centers. Our EB-5 lawyers can help you identify the Regional Center program and location that best matches your interests, expertise, and personal living preferences. Contact us to learn more about the EB-5 visa program.

Many Investors Prefer the Regional Center Approach

Regional Centers make it easier for investor applicants to participate in the EB-5 visa program, and many investors prefer to invest in a Regional Center for this reason.

Here are several advantages of applying through a Regional Center:

  • Lower investment levels. Capital from multiple EB-5 investors can be pooled to create larger investment opportunities. You may be able to qualify with an investment of $500,000 rather than $1 million.

  • Flexible job creation measures. Investors are credited for both direct and indirect job creation. For example, jobs created by independent suppliers or other vendors to the EB-5 business count toward the job creation requirement.

  • Less day-to-day business involvement. Regional Center investors can take a more strategic role in business management. For example, a limited partner in a limited partnership can qualify for EB-5 participation in an EB-5 enterprise approved by a Regional Center.

Contact us for an appointment to discuss the Regional Center that is best suited to the needs of your family.

U.S. immigration attorneys at Hodkinson Law Group, based in London, England, UK, help individuals and corporate investors apply for a US visa. Our U.S. immigration lawyers assist with E2 visa applications (E-2 visas), EB5 immigration (including EB-5 US visas and EB5 green cards), nonimmigrant visa petitions, U.S. citizenship, work permits, naturalization, permanent residency, and expatriation issues. Contact a US immigration lawyer at our London office today.