Regional Center

What is a Regional Center?

The EB-5 visa program (Employment-Based Fifth Preference) was created in 1990 by the United States Congress. The Regional Center is a specific type of EB-5 program that allows a qualified immigrant investor to invest $500,000 into a new U.S. business which is located in a government designated “targeted employment area” (TEA) or $1,000,000. If this new business creates 10 new direct or indirect jobs for each immigrant visa investor participant, each immigrant investor and their immediate families receive a permanent Green Card.

A Regional Center can be a public or private business and is involved with the promotion of economic growth, improved regional productivity, job creation, and increased domestic capital investment in a specific region in the U.S. A Regional Center is a designation granted by United States Custom and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) on the basis of a detailed proposal and business plan for economic growth in a particular geographic area or a designated TEA.