Projects: Growing Business that creates jobs thru Foreign Capital Investment
The NVEB-5 Regional Center provides regional companies and project developers with an exceptional opportunity to grow their business or launch a new venture that creates U.S. jobs by attracting foreign capital investment. There are many benefits to becoming an EB-5 project including capital investment, flexible and favorable terms, access to international investors, exposure to new markets and talent pools as well as expert coordination, and no long-term loss of equity,. (Please visit: Benefits for more information).
All projects are subjected to a stringent screening, comprehensive background check and thorough due diligence process.*
Initiate the Process
New companies, expanding companies and new project developers will be pre-screened by NVEB-5 staff. To initiate the process, please contact us. Upon preliminary approval by NVEB-5, the comprehensive application process will begin and include:
- Business Plan
A written five (+) year business plan detailing how the business seeks to achieve its goals. The business plan should include: marketing information and analysis, financial pro-formas (including equity and loans), estimated return on investment, operational objectives and viewpoint. Additionally the plan should include geographic location and focus of activities. This will be provided to EB-5 investors prior to investment to afford a well-rounded understanding of the company they are reviewing for investments.
- Financing Structure
Potential projects are required to identify all sources of financing in addition to EB-5 funding. This transparency enables EB-5 investors to fully evaluate the viability and extent of capital diversity and share of capital at risk of the projects they are reviewing.
- Private Placement Memorandum (PPM)
A PPM is a legal document stating the objectives, risks, and terms of investment involved with a private offering of an investment opportunity. This includes items such as financial projections, management biographies, detailed description of the business, general and specific risk factors, etc. An offering memorandum serves to provide buyers with all material information on the investment opportunity and to protect the sellers from the liability associated with selling unregistered securities.
- Econometric Analysis (How jobs will be created)
The main focus of the EB-5 program is to create U.S. jobs. NVEB-5 adheres to USCIS requirements which specify that the economic modeling includes analysis showing that within a two year period of the investment, a combined minimum of 10 permanent, full-time direct and indirect/induced jobs must be created or protected for each $500,000 investment in a TEA (Targeted Employment Area—high unemployment or Rural Area (RA))** or $1,000,000 investment in a metro area.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) accepts all legitimate and verifiable Input/Output Economic analysis models. The two most common of these models are IMPLAN and RIMS II, though other Input/Output Models (e.g., REDYN) are also acceptable. This information is compiled to assist in evaluating the viability and sustainability of the project and job creation estimates.
*Additional documents may be required during the project review and upon approval.
**TEA: Geographic area with a population greater than 20,000 with an unemployment rate of 150% of the national unemployment rate.
RA: Geographic area outside a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) or the outer boundary of a city (MICRO-politan Area) with a population of more than 20,000.