Many people outside of the EB-5 industry misunderstand the use of model-derived jobs in the EB-5 context. Author Kim Atteberry discusses how the models are useful and gives examples of how commonly-used formulas can determine job creation for a project....
About Kimberly Atteberry
As president of Vermilion Consulting LLC, Kimberly Atteberry oversees a company which helps public and private organizations to leverage the benefits of the EB-5 investor program. Vermilion Consulting advises on matters such as Targeted Employment Area (TEA) analysis, EB-5 compliant structures, project feasibility, and job creation methodology. The services which they provide include EB-5 economic impact studies, Matter of Ho-compliant EB-5 business plans, and regional center creation assistance, among other EB-5-related services.
Atteberry previously served as the first Chief Economist for USCIS. In this capacity, she was responsible for overseeing the agency’s major economic research projects, from their formulation, to their programming, to their subsequent guidance. She also worked in a variety of program areas with functional groups across the organization, and was responsible for integrating her initial economist position into the overall USCIS work-flow. In addition to authoring a number of regulatory analyses which received rapid approval from official regulatory channels, Atteberry frequently provided expert guidance on EB-5 economic analyses to members of Congress and staffers, senior DSH leaders, adjudicators, and external stakeholders.
Atteberry has been involved in her field of study for almost two decades, having worked with a Texas company in the area of economic development prior to her position at USCIS. Atteberry managed a team of professionals and spearheaded research for the company, including the development and delivery of a Labor Market Survey & Analysis which allowed more than 100 Texas cities to potentially create thousands of new employment positions. She also created a product, the Wage and Benefit Analysis, which led to better benefits and pay for State employees. Both of these products had sales which quadrupled in the first year.
Selected as part of an elite group of civilian instructors, in 2000 and 2002, Atteberry instructed United States Air Force Academy cadets in the departments of Management, and Economics and Geography. Atteberry received her bachelor's of business administration in economics from Wichita State University, and she graduated from Abilene Christian University with her master’s of business administration in economics and finance.