For a quarter-century, the EB-5 visa program has helped finance economic development projects across America, sparking job growth and business investment in cities, suburbs and rural regions throughout the U.S.—all at no cost to the taxpayer. EB-5-funded projects span a diverse range of regions and industries, from charter schools in Utah and manufacturing plants in South Carolina to mixed-use commercial property in downtown Washington, D.C.
The Brookings Institute estimates the EB-5 program has generated at least $5 billion in investment and directly created at least 85,500 American jobs since its creation, with most of these gains realized since 2010.
In addition to direct jobs, the EB-5 program has supported the creation of countless other indirect jobs in communities surrounding EB-5 projects. For example, a manufacturing plant built with EB-5 investment may create new growth opportunities for parts suppliers, while a new EB-5-funded hotel can generate more demand for local restaurants and retail shops.
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