What are Regional Centers?
Investors may choose to invest in what is known as a Regional Center to fulfill the investment and job creation requirements of the Immigrant Investor Program. There are some significant advantages to investing in a Regional Center over creating or maintaining your own business— for instance, the required investment is likely to be lower, you will not need to be as active in the day-to-day management, and the employment requirements are relaxed to include indirect employment.
To be eligible as a Regional Center, organizations must first be approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as means to promote economic development and job growth within the country. Moreover, Regional Centers may only be located in what is known as a targeted employment area. These geographic areas are defined by unemployment rates that are at least 150% of the national average and are designated by individual states.
If you would like to learn more about applying to invest in a Regional Center, you should speak with an experienced EB-5 attorney at the AmLaw Group about how you may stand to benefit from this opportunity. To discuss the eligibility requirements for Regional Center investments, please call our offices at (305) 509-6400 today.