An EB-5 Regional Center is a company that connects foreign investors who want a U.S. green card with U.S. companies seeking capital. Regional Centers are regulated by the U.S. government and must be approved to operate in this capacity. They are associated with a particular geographic area and coordinate EB-5 foreign investment within that area.
There are requirements on both the investor and business sides to qualify for the EB-5 Program. Regional Centers ensure that the capital investments are EB-5 compliant and that the projects promote local economic growth. A regional center makes the EB-5 process as smooth as possible for both the investors and the U.S. businesses they invest in.