The EB-5 Investment Program creates thousands of American jobs across the country without costing taxpayers a dime. And at IIUSA, we're working for important reforms that improve rigorous vetting of both projects and investors, while allowing the program to continue transforming communities and providing quality American jobs.
Reform, reauthorization and enhancement of the EB-5 Program (the "Program") is essential to the U.S. economy in 2016 and beyond. From 2005-2015, over $15 billion of foreign direct investment ("FDI") flowed into the United States from across the world. In that time, and especially in the years that followed the Great Recession, the Program became a potent economic development tool for diverse communities and industries across the country. Over $14 billion of the $15+ billion (or 93%) in EB-5 capital was invested in the U.S. in the years after the global recession that followed the financial crisis of 2008.
Today, the EB-5 Regional Center industry needs to lead the cross-sector stakeholder community in educating the government, media, and public about the important work going on across the country thanks to the Program - creating vital American jobs at no cost to the taxpayer. With a September 30 expiration for the Program fast approaching, presidential and congressional election campaigns dominating the headlines, and the many considerations related to reauthorization and reform of the Program, it can be difficult to cut through the noise to navigate the now so we can envision and pursue a future of growth and opportunity for the industry.
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