To stimulate interest in the EB-5 Program, Congress enacted the EB-5 Regional Center Pilot Program (Pilot Program). The Pilot Program allows public and private entities to apply for regional center designation to develop qualifying investments for foreign investors. Once designated, immigrant investors can qualify under the EB-5 program by making a sufficient investment in a project sponsored by an approved regional center. More detailed information on the Pilot Program such as how to create a regional center and a list of approved regional centers can be found below.

What is an EB-5 Regional Center?

A regional center is officially defined as any economic entity, pubic or private, which is involved with the promotion of economic growth, improved regional productivity, job creation and increased domestic capital investment.

Creating an EB-5 Regional Center

8 CFR 204.6 (m) states in pertinent part that each regional center wishing to participate in the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program shall submit a proposal, to the USCIS, which ...

Approved Regional Center List

As of June 2, 2014, USCIS had approved approximately 532 Regional Centers.