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What’s the most conservative EB-5 economic model to calculate job creation?

I know that the most important task in EB-5 is job creation. What''s the best and most secure economic model for job creation that a legal team should be using? Does it matter which one is used or are there any that should be avoided?

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    Reza Rahbaran

    Immigration Attorney
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    The analysis regarding the creation indirect job creation is best answered by an economist. USCIS uses certain models, but changes occur frequently.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    The most conservative model is direct jobs. It really depends upon the type of investment project. Some models work better than others for particular industries. For questions regarding indirect job creation, you should consult with an experienced economist and also a qualified EB-5 attorney who can work together in advising you on the best model for your project.

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    Philip H Teplen

    Immigration Attorney
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    I will be happy to consult with you as it is impossible to answer such a broad question.

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    Rohit Kapuria

    Immigration Attorney
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    Stick with the models recognized by USCIS as evidenced in the adjudicator training manuals. They include: IMPLAN, Redyn, REMI, and RIMS II. Note however, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recently announced that it will cease building the data required to update the RIMS II dataset. As a result, while the dataset will still be valid through the end of the year, knowledgeable EB-5 economists will shy away from using RIMS II after September 30, 2013. The BEA''s decision should not, however, affect projects that have already been filed using RIMS II.

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    Shahzad Q Qadri

    RC Creator
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    IMPLAN is probably one of the more conservative projection methodologies used by Economists. While the USCIS accepts several different methodologies please be advised that RIMS will no longer be a acceptable methodology.

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