Welcome to the Spring 2014 issue of EB5 Investors Magazine. It has been a full year since we launched the inaugural issue of the magazine and we have seen impressive growth in our community. As always, I would like to extend a huge thank you to our dedicated editorial board and the contributing authors who have helped build this EB-5 forum.
Since our first issue, the EB-5 program has continued to flourish and has become an important issue on Capitol Hill. This issue presents four key pieces of legislation, along with commentary from their sponsors. As part of this legislative feature, we are proud to publish an op-ed from Congressman Jared Polis, expressing his support of this valuable program.
The strength of this issue comes from an increased level of analysis offered by our contributing authors. Spurred by the shutdown of EB-5’s Canadian competitor, contributing author Rohit Kapuria turns an eye to international investment immigration programs to analyze what drives investors’ choices, while Christian Triantaphyllis and Catharine Yen carefully consider the intricacies of source of funds documentation.
In the effort of increasing transparency and building bridges with the largest international market for EB-5, our editor interviewed Linda He of Wailian Overseas Consulting Group to discuss the migration agent’s role in the program. Turning the focus to developments here at home, we also highlight the Vermont EB-5 Regional Center as a model of public-private partnerships in the EB-5 industry.
Building upon the success of our Las Vegas EB-5 Conference, the EB5 Investors Magazine and EB5Investors.com team is hard at work planning our upcoming Southern California EB-5 Conference, to be held at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort in Newport Beach on July 21, 2014. U.S. Congressmen Bob Goodlatte and Darrell Issa, advocates for the EB-5 program, will be delivering keynote remarks.
I look forward to continuing to develop EB5 Investors Magazine as a platform for education, analysis, and innovating ideas through our second year and beyond.