Nevada NewsMakers Interviews Lynn Beteag

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, Lynn Beteag, Managing Director of the Nevada State EB-5 Regional Center, was interviewed by Sam Shad. Sam is a local TV personality who hosts Nevada NewsMakers, an informative show on issues effecting the Silver State.

Lynn provided viewers with an overview of the EB-5 Program as well as the benefits to local businesses seeking capital contribution which can supplement their capital stack.

See the complete show on Nevada NewsMakers.

Lynn Beteag on Nevada NewsMakers


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NVEB-5 Participates in the Northern Nevada Business Summit


Lynn Beteag and Evelyn Wheeler of the Nevada State EB-5 Regional Center at Northern Nevada Business Conference

In efforts to support area businesses, the Reno-Sparks-Northern Nevada Chamber of Commerce created a new annual event which provided attendees with an educational and informative conference addressing key employer and business issues. The event, titled the “Northern Nevada Business Summit” (NNBS), was held on November 5th, 2015 at the Nugget Resort in Sparks, Nevada.

The inaugural conference attracted over 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest in products and services. Exceeding expectations, The Chamber anticipates that subsequent years’ events will grow into the regions’ largest business-to-business trade show.

“The Nevada State EB-5 Regional Center (NVEB-5) was one of the many vendors participating in the conference. Lynn Beteag, Administrator of NVEB-5, commented, “The business summit and trade show was an event that was well worth participating in and attending. Our region is experiencing unprecedented diverse business growth which is creating many opportunities and challenges for existing businesses. NNBS is an opportunity for local businesses to gain insight into the issues facing the region. The Chamber is responding to our regional needs and offering a platform for both new and existing businesses to network, introduce product, provide market service solutions and offers an environment of idea collaboration. That is why Nevada State EB-5 Regional Center felt it beneficial to participate as an exhibitor. NVEB-5 felt the conference was an ideal place to showcase the benefits of the EB-5 Program for new businesses or existing businesses looking to expand or relocate which require supplemental capital to add to their capital stack. The program enables foreign capital investors to obtain legal entry into the US in exchange for a capital loan in local, approved job creating projects. The Program is of no cost to the tax payer. “

If you are a company or project developer seeking additional capital, contact NVEB-5 to discuss an exceptional opportunity to grow your business or launch a new venture that creates US jobs.

For more information,

Call: 1.885.498.6360




City Manager-Nick Marano Joins NVEB-5 Board of Directors

The Nevada State EB-5 (NVEB-5) Regional Center in Carson City announces Nick Marano as Member to the Board of Directors. Marano was elected to the position on July 30, 2015.

To read the complete press release visit Carson Now. 


Additionally, Marano mentors at the Adams Hub for Innovation and is a member of the Western Nevada College Institutional Advisory Council. Further, he has been an active member of International City Managers’ Association. Prior to his position with the city, Marano served as owner and consultant for a mechanical construction firm which coordinated with US military branches to enhance the Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program. VIP is a United Associations of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union (UA) Program designed to teach returning veterans valuable work skills for transition into civilian life.


Marano has an accomplished and distinguished military career serving in the US Marine Corps for over 32 years. From 2003 to 2007, Marano led a highly decorated infantry battalion which completed four combat tours in Iraq. From 2009 to 2012, he was the commanding officer for the Marine Corps’ largest base-Camp Pendleton, California. As Mayor and City Manager of Camp Pendleton, he managed city planning, construction and developed energy conservation plans. Nick Marano retired from the US Marine Corp in 2012 achieving the rank of Colonel.


Marano’s positon on the NVEB-5 Board of Directors will accompany such notable individuals as: Carson City Mayor-Bob Crowell, Ed Ahrens, Al Jurkonis, Gerald Gardner, Alan Tiras and Larry Rodriguez. Currently, Steve Neighbors presides as President of the organization with Chris MacKenzie serving as Secretary/Treasurer.


In comment to Mr. Marano’s election, Lynn Beteag, Administrator for NVEB-5 stated, “The Nevada  EB-5 Regional Center is honored to have Nick Marano as a member of our distinguished Board of Directors. His leadership and professionalism will be of great value to our organization, and we look forward to his participation.”



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Helping Northern Nevada’s Infrastructure Keep Pace with Growth!

With Northern Nevada’s economy recovery and anticipated population growth, comes the need to ensure that Nevada’s infrastructure can keep pace. The costs associated with maintaining current roads, bridges etc. and public services can be daunting. The Nevada State EB-5 (NVEB-5) Regional Center can provide the supplemental capital tools needed to help the state meet its infrastructure needs. While not an entirely new concept, the idea is not well known nor understood in the Northern Nevada area.

Lynn Beteag, Administrator of the NVEB-5, has issued a press release (see below) in hopes of educating the public and public entities of the opportunities available through the approved U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) EB-5 Program.

Northern Nevada infrastructure must keep pace with the anticipated economic growth of the region. Quick action to stay ahead of the growth curve is imperative.



Contact: Josie Martel
775.220.7820 /

The Nevada State EB-5—Good for Area Businesses, Good for Infrastructure

Area Infrastructure in Need of Upgrades to Support Northern Nevada Growth

(Carson City, Nev., October 8, 2015) –With the Northern Nevada economy prospering, companies growing and many companies looking to the area for relocation, infrastructure requires critical attention. While the state embraces the long awaited economic resurgence, it possess the question, “Where will funding come from to front the cost of infrastructure refurbishment and enhancement?” The Nevada State EB-5 Regional Center (NVEB-5), located in Carson City, can supplement the capital demands of new and improved infrastructure through a unique program which not only provides capital for the public projects but also creates US based jobs.

NVEB-5 is reaching out to local municipalities, and state and local governments in hopes of educating governmental agencies to the benefits of the EB-5 Program. NVEB-5 is an approved United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Regional Center dedicated to creating local jobs and building our local economy through foreign capital investment.

Since Nevada ranks, once again, as the second fastest growing populations states in the country, the need to improve the infrastructure required to support the influx of businesses and populations is critical. The NVEB-5 Regional Center is a multifaceted economic development instrument which can be used to meet the growing infrastructure requirements. While virtually any expanding business or new venture can access the program, the latest type of projects that can utilize the EB-5 Program include: roads, bridges, public transportation, technology centers, senior care facilities and hospitals.

“The Nevada State EB-5 Regional Center is a powerful tool not only for our area businesses but also for public projects. This program can provide additional capital required to meet the high costs of building new roads and schools, for example. As the local area attracts more and more businesses, we will have to start addressing the infrastructure required to support growth. NVEB-5 can help Nevada meet these demands,” said Lynn Beteag, Administrator for NVEB-5.

Located in Carson City, Nevada the NVEB-5 is a non-profit EB-5 Regional Center dedicated to creating local jobs and building our local economy by bringing new and expanding companies/projects together with foreign capital investors.
Public and private projects looking for supplemental capital are encouraged to contact NVEB-5 at: 775.600.4090 or 855.498.6360 or visit:

About The Nevada State EB-5 Regional Center (NVEB-5)

The professionals at the Nevada State EB-5 Regional Center (NVEB-5) work to bring together exceptional business ventures, both new and expanding, and foreign capital investors. Through a stringent application and investment process, foreign investors can become fully qualified to obtain a U.S. Green Card for legal immigration into the United States. Unlike traditional EB-5 Regional Centers, NVEB-5 is a unique blend of a non-profit and an approved U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) organization. NVEB-5 is located in the State Capital in beautiful Carson City, Nevada and works closely with the State of Nevada’s Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) and the USCIS. The NVEB-5 board of directors are highly qualified and well-respected business managers, governmental officials and community leaders who provide sound solutions for businesses and viable opportunities for foreign investors. For more information on how to become a project or foreign capital investor, please visit: or call: 855.498.6360.

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US Chamber of Commerce in Support of EB-5 Program

Recently, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the US Chamber of Commerce, Thomas J. Donohue, wrote a compelling Op-Ed for The Hill in support of the EB-5 Program. EB-5 Insights website discussed Mr. Donohue’s article at length in a blog post on September 18th, 2015. See below.

NVEB-5 Administrator, Lynn Beteag agrees with many of Mr. Donohue’s points. In particular, she believes Northern Nevada municipalities should explore the benefits of utilizing the EB-5 Program in attracting capital investment for infrastructure projects such as: roads, bridges, etc. Beteag stated,”In addition to area infrastructure, year round resorts, charter schools and senior care facilities projects are good candidates for participation in the EB-5 program. Projects such as these, seeking supplemental capital, which are located in our service area, should consider the benefits of project participation.”

Projects located in Carson City, Douglas and Lyon counties, as well as the adjacent counties, are encouraged to contact the NVEB-5 for more information about the program.

The op-ed includes recognition that major organizations around the United States have rallied around the EB-5 program, and that have supported and championed its use, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other industry groups.  These groups have also recognized that there is a need for reform of the program to prevent fraud and abuse, and as such, should be updated to include provisions for integrity, security, and oversight measures.

Mr. Donohue identifies a current concern surrounding the use of the EB-5 program in certain areas, and he does not believe that Congress should direct EB-5 investment into certain areas of the United States at the expense of other areas, since the program was designed to encompass all the areas in the United States that need job creation.  Because job creation is one of the purposes of the program, the way that jobs are counted are important, but should not be unreasonably limited or restricted.

Lastly, Mr. Donohue discusses the current backlog EB-5 petitions are receiving- to date, there are currently more than 13,000 EB-5 petitions pending approval, and if there are any changes to the program, these petitions should not be unfairly affected.  By applying any changes to these pending petitions would be to unfairly penalize and disrupt both current and potential projects. Read more.

Curated from U.S. Chamber of Commerce Pens Op-Ed in Support of the EB-5 Program | EB-5 Insights



Are you looking for additional capital to fund your project?

Nevada State EB-5 Regional Center (NVEB-5) could be your answer!

NVEB-5 offers companies and project developer’s access to supplemental capital, which can be added to their project’s capital stack, through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.

NVEB-5 is a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approved EB-5 Program Regional Center located in Carson City, Nevada. NVEB-5 administrates USCIS compliance responsibilities and co-ordinates all communication between USCIS, the participating project and foreign investors. Simply, NVEB-5 is principally focused on growth of existing businesses and new business ventures through foreign capital investment. The benefits to qualifying projects are numerous such as supplemental project capital and flexible terms and loan structures.

Some of the project types that could benefit from EB-5 Program participation through NVEB-5 include:
• Shovel ready real estate developments or manufacturing projects
• Developers seeking: early capital contribution, construction, mezzanine financing
• Employee intensive enterprises
• Enterprises requiring capital to ramp up job creation
• Advantages for projects in rural and high unemployment areas (TEA)*
• Projects partner with NVEB-5 to improve economic impact (i.e. new job creation to improve local economy)
• Projects partner with local government for community impact (i.e. capital stack for convention center, stadium, community center, senior center)
• Local or State government partners with NVEB-5 for community impact (i.e. infrastructure development such as roads and bridges)

Industries successfully participating in the EB-5 Program are robustly varied. While no one segment has a clear advantage, there are a few industries with a tendency to excel in the program. Some of these industries are:
– Assisted Living Facilities
– Mining
– Private Education Facilities
– Medical Wellness Centers
– Retail/Mixed Use Projects
– Agriculture/Food Products Manufacturing
– Housing Development
– Infrastructure Development

If you are a company or project developer seeking additional capital, contact NVEB-5 to discuss an exceptional opportunity to grow your business or launch a new venture that creates US jobs.

Call: 1.885.498.6360

*TEA: Geographic area with a population greater than 20,000 with an unemployment rate of 150% of the national unemployment rate.

NNDA Joins Governor Sandoval on European Trade Mission

A select Delegation, including Northern Nevada Development Association (NNDA), will be joining Governor Brian Sandoval on the upcoming Trade Mission Tour to select parts of Europe. NNDA has issued the following press release highlighting the trip and benefits to the local Northern Nevada economy.

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Congressman Amodei Comments About the EB-5 Program

With the EB-5 Program set to expire in September of this year, Congressman Mark Amodei (R-Nevada) recognizes the tremendous economic benefit and opportunity that the EB-5 program (or immigrant investor category) has to our nation’s future. Amodei and Colorado Congressman, Jared Polis introduced legislation earlier this year to make the EB-5 Program permanent and allow for job creation though foreign capital investment. The bill titled American Entrepreneurship and Investment Act of 2015, would address Target Employment Areas, transparency and streamline the program’s processing times.

These changes within the EB-5 Program directly impact the future operation of the Nevada State EB-5 (NVEB-5), located in Carson City, which depends on the specifics of the bill’s architecture as well as its successful passage.

Lynn Beteag, Administrator for NVEB-5 had this to say about the proposed changes to the EB-5 Program, ”Our main concern is how the proposed changes to the EB-5 program will hinder or assist companies who are requiring additional capital to build or expand their businesses into Northern Nevada. Like other Regional Centers in the U.S. we are waiting for Congress to support legislation to improve and continue the EB-5 Program”.

Las Vegas Business Press recently published the following article highlighting Congressman Amodei’s comments on the issue.

The SLS hotel-casino is the largest local project to benefit from EB-5 financing, according to Michael Vannozzi. The SLS employs 2,700. (David Becker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

The front entrance to the SLS hotel-casino is seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Las Vegas. According to an SEC filing, the hotel-casino lost $35.3 million in the first quarter of this year. (David Becker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)


Curated from Amodei leading push to update EB-5 policy | Las Vegas Business Press


Press Release: Scaale, Inc. Promoting NVEB-5 Opportunities for Foreign Investors

Scaale, Inc. and NVEB-5 Regional Center has issued a press release highlighting their efforts to promote the Sierra Region opportunities for Indian entrepreneurs and investors.  Scaale, Inc., the Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) and NVEB-5 are working together to bring together local business ventures with foreign capital investors looking to take advantage of the EB-5 Program.

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Press Release-Capital Equity Available for New and Expanding Northern Nevada Companies

The Nevada State EB-5 Regional Center is offering Northern Nevada companies informational sessions on utilizing an equity model for their capital portfolio.

Click or read the complete press release below.Equity PR page one