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What is an EB-5 Regional Center?

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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.

An EB-5 Regional Center, as defined by the U.S. government:

A Regional Center is defined as an economic entity, public or private, in the United States that is involved with promoting economic growth (including increased export sales, improved regional productivity, job creation, or increased domestic capital investment). Regional centers are designated by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for participation in the Immigrant Investor Program.

ICC Regional Center

International Creative Capital, LLC is a U.S. government approved, privately owned EB-5 Regional Center. We are the #1 EB-5 Regional Center in Minnesota. As an authorized Regional Center, ICC is licensed to facilitate foreign investment between international EB-5 investors and U.S. based businesses. We have been an approved regional center since October of 2014 and remain in good standing.

You can verify that International Creative Center, LLC is an approved regional center on the USCIS website. Enter “creative” in the search box, here, to quickly find us. 

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Regional Center Benefits

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ICC Regional Center

Industry Expertise

ICC possesses a deep understanding of program requirements, including changes, and provides valuable assistance navigating the bureaucracy throughout the entire process.

We source and vet projects, only selecting those that meet our standards of excellence. Our tested method yields the safest EB-5 Projects in the industry.

Regional Centers

Different Requirements

The qualifications for job creation, a requirement of the EB-5 Program, are more flexible.

An EB-5 investment must create at least 10 full-time jobs. Investing through an EB-5 Regional center expands how the job creation requirement may be fulfilled, counting indirect and direct jobs.

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TEA projects have lower investment levels
Regional Centers

Investment Amount

Regional Centers commonly have projects located in Targeted Employment Areas (TEAs) which means the required capital investment amount would be $900,000 instead of $1,800,000 USD.

Direct EB-5 projects may be located in a TEA. Still, the onus then falls to the investor to provide evidence documenting that the area qualifies for the TEA designation, in addition to ensuring all other EB-5 requirements are fulfilled. Most investors choose to work with a regional center instead.

Regional Centers

More Choice & Freedom

Investing through a regional center allows the foreign investor to spend significant time outside of the United States while obtaining their Green Card. It also affords the investor the freedom to live and work anywhere in the U.S. – they’re not limited by the project location and are not involved in the day-to-day management of the company in which they invest. EB-5 Regional Centers oversee the investment, qualify the job creation and the investor’s source of funds, giving the investor more time to explore other business interests.

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