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How can a single business use multiple investors as long as 10 full-time jobs are created?

How can a single business, not a regional center, use multiple EB-5 investors to operate as long as 10 full-time jobs are created for each investor?

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    In a direct EB-5 project each EB-5 investor can be a percentage owner of the new commercial enterprise. Each investor will have to create 10 full time jobs for U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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    Shahzad Q Qadri

    RC Creator
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    This requires structuring the deal - you will need to contact an attorney to determine what is the most feasible way to structure the deal.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    A direct investment model may use multiple EB-5 investors and EB-5 investors may pool funds as long as at least 10 full-time permanent jobs (at least 35-hour a week W-2 jobs) are created per investor. Indirect/induced job creation using reasonable methodologies is allowed through a regional center project.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can still operate as a direct EB-5 project that requires multiple investors, but you will have to create 10 direct jobs per investor instead of a combination of direct, indirect, and induced jobs.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    The new commercial enterprise, or its wholly-owned subsidiary, must directly create at least 10 new full-time positions for U.S. workers. There is no restriction on using multiple investors in a non-regional center EB-5 project. As long as the other requirements are met, a single business using the full amount of invested capital by multiple investors for job-creating purposes will qualify.

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    Mahsa Aliaskari

    Immigration Attorney
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    Generally, a direct pooled investment is utilized by businesses outside of the regional center context. The same criteria relating to the role of the investor applies in the direct investment context.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
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    One investor for each 10 direct jobs if you are not using a regional center. You may use as many investors as there are jobs created.

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    Karen-Lee Pollak

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can have funding by several investors in one business as long as you can show that 10 full time jobs are created per investor. For example, if a business in a rural area needed $2 million in investment funds and it obtained 4 EB-5 investors that each put in $500,000 then the business would have to create 40 full-time jobs to satisfy the EB-5 requirements.

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