Higher Ground Educations Schools (Equity)

Higher Ground Educations Schools
(Direct EB-5 / Equity)

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Direct EB-5 Offering Terms

EB-5 Offering$10,000,000
Min. Investment$500,000
StructurePreferred Equity
ReturnFixed Preferred Return
I-924 ExemplarN/A
I-526 FilingsNow Available
Project SecurityPreferred Structure and High Job Cushion

Project Highlights

  • Higher Ground Education has 84 U.S. locations and 1,900+ current company employees
  • School team has direct EB-5 experience with 100% I-526 approval rate for 23 previous direct EB-5 investors
  • Diversified EB-5 investment across 11 locations in Florida, Illinois, and Ohio; 6 schools already operating
  • Expected to create a total of 280 jobs; 14 jobs for each EB-5 investor
  • Only 20 EB-5 investor slots with a high job cushion; 40% more jobs than required
  • Fixed preferred return and a clear exit strategy that complies with EB-5 rules
  • EB-5 compliance and monitoring provided by EB5AN, an experienced EB-5 operator
  • Total project cost is $29.9M; sponsor contribution is $19.9M (67%) and EB-5 direct investment is up to $10.0M (33%)

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