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How can an EB-5 regional center create indirect jobs?

If I apply for a regional center, can I then put multiple companies under this umbrella? They will all have the same business model, but each investor will stand alone in his own company. Each company will create at least 10 jobs per investor. The business under the regional center will have only 1 or 2 employees, but will loan money to multiple new business that in aggregate will employ more than 10 employees. Will this count as indirect job creation? I know it will not work for direct investment and that is why I think I need a regional center.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    It depends (sorry for the lawyer answer there). Indirect job creation is forecasted by economists using economic models that are accepted by USCIS.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
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    I would need more information regarding the nexus between the New Commercial Enterprise (NCE) and the Job Creating Enterprise (JCE). You are lending money and I assume you are expecting a return with interest. It seems you have the position of a bank. As it stands I do not think the business plan would be accepted.

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    Olivia Orza

    Immigration Attorney
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    A regional center project can use indirect and induced jobs towards the job creation requirements. The "how" will depend on the specifics of each project. I recommend sitting down with a reputable EB-5 attorney and discussing this issue in greater detail.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    Indirect job creation is usually calculated off expenditure models such as RIMS11. You need to speak with a lawyer and economist to structure the framework within a regional center.

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