The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted both everyday life and the global economy. The hospitality, retail, and travel industries have experienced a downturn in the wake of the virus, while e-commerce, medical equipment manufacturing, and merchant fulfillment centers have seen an unanticipated boom. All industries have had to adjust to this new reality, and the EB-5 investment world is no exception.
EB-5 Regional Centers
The tourism, hospitality, and retail industries form a large portion of the EB5 investment opportunities available through EB-5 regional centers—and are among also the industries that have been hardest hit by the pandemic. EB-5 regional centers are working to adapt to these new changes in the market by diversifying their offerings.
Specific impacts for EB-5 investors can vary from project to project. As a result, more and more potential EB-5 investors are seeking counsel from experienced EB-5 professionals, such as EB5 Affiliate Network (EB5AN), to help navigate these changing markets and better ensure successful immigration for themselves and their families.
EB5 Affiliate Network’s first priority is to guide and ensure a path to permanent residency in the United States for our clients and their eligible family members. Our second goal, equal in importance, is the security of our clients’ EB-5 investment capital.
Irrespective of the pandemic, EB5AN always seeks out EB-5 projects in industries that are both currently flourishing and expected to continue growing. By taking advantage of prevailing market trends, EB5AN continues to provide its EB-5 investment participants with a greater assurance of obtaining an EB-5 immigrant visa, as well as a return on their investment. We are confident that the projects we present to clients meet all the requirements for eligibility in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.
To obtain a U.S. green card through the EB-5 investment program, investors must make a lawfully sourced minimum capital investment of $1.8 million in an approved new commercial enterprise (NCE) or qualified distressed business. A $900,000 reduced investment is possible if the NCE is in a targeted employment area (TEA), a designation for certain rural or high-unemployment areas. Furthermore, this EB5 investment must either preserve or create at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers that last a minimum of two years. The investment capital must remain at risk for the entire period of investment.
EB5 Affiliate Network maintains a 100% success record of I-526 and I-924 project approvals for its clients. The team at EB5AN can help prospective EB-5 investment participants sail through the changeable pandemic markets and the challenges of the EB-5 investment process itself. With forward-thinking analysis and sound market research, EB5AN can help investors secure a better life for themselves and their families in the United States, even after a pandemic.