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Are there EB-5 Regional Centers in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical sectors?

Are there any existing EB-5 Regional Centers that are in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry sector? If so, where are they located and is there any way to take a closer look at their structure in order to increase the chances of success for the Regional Center that we (consortium of small pharma and biotechs) would like to create?

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    Clem Turner

    Securities Attorney
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    My firm has done work in the technology and healthcare industries and I believe we have the expertise necessary to help you. Feel free to reach out to me should you want additional insight - however we will not be at liberty to share any client''s privileged and confidential information.

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    Mahsa Aliaskari

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, there are EB-5 Regional Centers that are designated for these industries.The list of Regional Centers is available on the USCIS website, however, you may want to consider consulting with EB-5 counsel both immigration and corporate securities to determine what may work for your particular project.An EB-5 experienced economist can also provide good insight on what is viable when trying to raise capital through this program.

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    Larry J Behar, Esq

    Immigration Attorney
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    The best example of a biomedical facility is the Jay Peak ANC Biomedical facility in Newport Vermont which is under construction. Also, the University of Miami has a Life Sciences building which has been erected with EB 5 funding.

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    Lei Jiang

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS has a complete list of approved EB-5 Regional Centers. Yes there are centers involve in biotechnology/pharmaceutical sectors. In order to determine their structures, you need to do some research or hire an EB-5 attorney.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are regional centers engaging in such industries. You may obtain the list of approved regional centers at www.uscis.gov/eb-5-centers and make direct inquiries with the centers about specific projects.

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    Karen Weinstock

    Immigration Attorney
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    I am not aware of any, but you could still make an individual investment into a biotech or pharma company which is not part of a regional center.

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    Roberto Ortiz

    Immigration Attorney
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    I believe that there is a brand new project in the state of Vermont.You can go to the EB-5vermont.com for more information.If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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    Rakesh Mehrotra

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are several EB-5 Regional Centers in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical sectors. I believe that is Atlantic Regional Center for Foreign Investment, LLC (ARCFi) in North Carolina (Interstate 77), and one under Vermont Regional Service Center. There may be others as well. You should do a thorough search with the help of an experience EB-5 attorney. Also remember formation of the Regional Center is one aspect of a successful Regional Center. Another aspect is marketing the project to foreign investors for which you would also need a well-defined strategy as well as professional help.

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    Ali Brodie

    Immigration Attorney
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    Please review the USCIS listing of designated Regional Centers at uscis.gov/eb-5centers.

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    Neville M Leslie

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can check on the USCIS website for a list.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    The regional centers are based on geography, not industry. There is no reason you could not try to set up such an investment.

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    Darren Silver

    Immigration Attorney
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    I believe that Jay Peak of Vermont, (one of the oldest and most established Regional Centers) is about to launch a new Biotech Project. Feel free to contact the President of Jay Peak Bill Stenger.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are EB5 Regional Center EB5 projects in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical sectors.i would suggest that you first contact an experienced and credible EB5 Attorney who has the expertise in forming EB5 Regional Center EB5 Projects.With the EB5 Attorneys assistance you may also review similar EB5 projects and analyze the EB5 legal requirements for your EB5 goals. There is also a substantial need for you to determine how to make an EB-5 project marketable. In conclusion it is more effective to start with legal representation early rather than later.

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    Brandon Meyer

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, take a look at IFCell, a stem cell research project being run under the auspices of the Vermont Regional Center. Another option will be under the Northern Rockies Regional Center, which has a biotech project which should be market ready within 2-3 weeks.

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    Taher Kameli

    Immigration Attorney
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    I believe there is a project in Chicago that deals with medical supplies and manufacturing. Please contact them for more information.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes there are. Here is the list: http://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/permanent-workers/employment-based-immigration-fifth-preference-eb-5/immigrant-investor-regional-centers Careful to check each project.

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