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Where can an EB-5 regional center create the required jobs?

Do the jobs that an EB-5 regional center creates have to be within a certain location, such as close by to the project or within the regional center''s designated geographic area? Could a regional center possibly count jobs in another state, if they will be created by the project?

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    The EB-5 regional center jobs created must be created either directly by the job creating entity itself or indirectly based upon an economic impact report, which would have to be in the geographic area of the job creating entity and not in another state.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
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    The safest method is to create the jobs within the designated geographic area; otherwise you can prolong a decision from USCIS.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    It is the new commercial enterprise that must create the jobs. If the new commercial enterprise is principally doing business in a Targeted Employment Area, then any direct jobs should be created within a TEA. If the project is a regional center EB-5 project, any direct, indirect, or induced jobs should be created within the geographic scope of the regional center designation.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    Both direct as well as indirect and induced jobs may be counted as stated in the I-526 petition and economic impact report. Please talk to your EB-5 immigration attorney and/or EB-5 economist.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    The jobs must be created where the project is located. In essence, jobs must be in the area as stated in the I-526 petition, but certainly not in another state.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    Jobs generally have to be created within the jurisdiction of the regional center, but depending on the economic impact report, it may be possible to include not only direct but also indirect jobs, so it may be possible to count these other jobs.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Indirect and induced jobs can be counted towards the New Commercial Enterprise's job creation estimates. Your immigration counsel, along with an experienced economist, will be able to determine the amount and location of jobs.

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