Many EB-5 regional centers are involved in retail
For EB-5 regional centers, choosing what type of projects to undertake is a critical decision, as it will not only affect their finances but also the U.S. green card hopes of the EB-5 investors to which it is connected.
One of the most popular choices for EB-5 regional centers is to create projects that have space designed for retail. By choosing such a broad and inclusive industry in which to operate, many EB-5 regional centers are making a smart decision that likely insures that the project will meet the job creation needs of its investors.
The EB-5 visa program allows foreign nationals a chance to become eligible for a U.S. green card. If the foreigner invests $1 million into an American business, and as a result of that investment, 10 jobs are created or preserved, they can get a green card. EB-5 regional centers help to direct and manage the investments.
Nearly 40 EB-5 regional centers from Washington state to Florida list retail as one of the industries that it is involved in on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.
While there is virtually no limit on what industries EB-5 regional centers can operate in, it appears that retail space is a popular choice.