Background

The EB-5 Definitive Guide has been developed for those seeking to raise capital by starting their own EB-5 project. This unique guide is intended to provide an A to Z compendium of information to help prospective EB-5 founders to understand the business perspective of EB-5 including:

  • What is EB-5?
  • Assessing potential projects
  • Expediting the application and approval process
  • Succeeding with investors
  • Avoiding common program pitfalls
  • Knowing the difference between the direct EB-5 approach vs. the regional center EB-5 approach

The EB-5 program can be a significant opportunity to raise capital for your organization. At the same time EB-5 can also be full of pitfalls that one must be aware of in order to avoid costly mistakes or missing the opportunity altogether.


Your Channel to a New Source of Capital

The EB-5 program has been the basis for entrepreneurs to raise approximately $3 billion in foreign capital investment and has created tens of thousands of jobs in the United States. Companies who approach this program properly have not only raised funds for their business initiatives via EB-5 regional centers and direct EB-5 projects, but have also created a "pipeline" through which they are now able to fund deals on an ongoing basis.

The Importance of Doing it Right

Only two thirds of approved EB-5 regional centers are actively bringing in investor dollars today. Avoid making the same mistakes that unsuccessful EB-5 projects have made in the past. Click on 'Learn More' below to learn about the single most common mistake EB-5 regional centers make.

What is EB-5?

The basic outline of the program is that approved EB-5 regional centers or businesses can raise capital from foreign investors in denominations of $500,000/$1 million as long as the project creates 10 jobs per investor.

The trick to being successful within the EB-5 program is to be educated. There are many subtleties to the program which make it very different from other traditional ways of raising capital, and therefore full of pitfalls for anyone who does not take the time to properly understand the program. Understanding the details, from how to put through a successful EB-5 regional center application to how to successfully attract EB-5 investors, will ensure that you are well-positioned to pick the right team to develop your EB-5 project for quick approval and for success with investors.