About North Dakota-Minnesota Regional Center
The North Dakota/Minnesota Regional Center, headquartered in Grand Forks, North Dakota, was designated as an EB-5 regional center by USCIS in April 2011. The regional center is authorized to direct foreign capital into projects and businesses that will foster the creation of jobs in the United States. The regional center is allowed to create investment opportunities in a variety of industries, including accommodation and food services, agribusiness, aviation and aerospace, biotech and bioscience, construction and real estate development, healthcare and social assistance, information technology and communications, manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, and utilities.
The geographic scope of the North Dakota/Minnesota Regional Center covers the entire states of North Dakota and Minnesota. The regional center believes it has a firm understanding of the companies it consults and how to balance those needs with the needs of its immigrant investors, and attempts to foster relationships between the two throughout the EB-5 process.
Bruce Gjovig serves as the regional center’s Chief Executive Officer and has been a business leader in North Dakota since 1984 when he founded the Department of Homeland Security’s Center of Innovation at the U.S. Air Force Academy. His knack for innovation and capital investing helps forge the vision of the North Dakota/Minnesota Regional Center.
Mickayla Zinsli is the director of the regional center and was the lead portfolio manager for Dakota Venture Group. Zinsli, who earned her Bachelor of Arts in Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of North Dakota, also worked for the Center of Innovation, where she focused on innovation through public-private partnerships. Jordan Schuetzle serves as counsel for the regional center and earned three degrees, including his Juris Doctor, from the University of North Dakota. He has worked closely with the North Dakota legislature and maintains his own law practice.
If you are interested in contacting the North Dakota/Minnesota Regional Center, you may do so by filling out the form on the right side of this page.