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How can I have two different kind of businesses under one master company for EB-5?

How can I have two different kinds of businesses under one master company setup for EB-5? For instance, how about one massage spa and one restaurant? Both the businesses will be 100 percent owned by one EB-5 owner. The required $500,000 will be distributed to these two businesses and the job-creation requirements would be met by combining jobs from these two businesses.

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    Daniel A Zeft

    Immigration Attorney
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    A new commercial enterprise includes a holding company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. You could invest the required capital in a holding company that has two wholly owned subsidiaries, one subsidiary for each business.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    It is possible if a holding company owns two wholly-owned subsidiaries. Hire an experienced EB-5 immigration attorney to help you with the process.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    A third company covering the two subcompanies may be the answer. A careful consideration of the structure and the business plan will be required.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    Best to have them operate under one corporate entity.

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    Blake Harrison

    Immigration Attorney
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    You could potentially set up a holding company with the EB-5 companies as wholly owned subsidiaries.

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    Belma Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    Set up a holding entity, into which EB-5 funds will be invested and which will directly own the two operating entities.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    For EB-5 purposes, you can create an entity which owns/operates the two businesses. The investment and job creation should be through that entity.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    In theory, you would have one company with two separate divisions owning two different operations and still qualify. But on the other hand, in order to qualify for the minimum investment of $500,000, both entities should be located in a targeted employment area (TEA) in order to avoid any confusion. In terms of job creation, remember that based upon what you are saying, there would be one company and thus the employees would all be working for the same employer, albeit in more than one location, each located in different areas.

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