San Francisco Immigration Attorney Vaughan de Kirby Can Help You Calculate Job Creation for Your California EB-5 Regional Center Project

You know that investing in a California EB-5 regional center is a great way to start your family’s business in the U.S., but you are not sure if the required number of jobs will be created by your project. Your visa depends on creating at least 10 new full-time positions for workers, but how can you tell if that number is sustainable before you invest your funds?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) knows that not all jobs created in EB-5 regional centers are a direct result of hiring new employees. In most cases, the employment quota is met with the creation of indirect jobs—positions that have been created as a result of the investor’s capital and increased visitor spending in the region. Indirect jobs may also come from continued increased revenue. If your business does well for an extended period, surrounding businesses are more likely to see an increase as well.

It can be difficult to demonstrate to the USCIS how many indirect jobs will be created by your California EB-5 regional center project. USCIS requires "reasonable methodologies" to calculate future employment numbers for your business. In most cases, these are satisfied using input-output economic modeling systems.

Here are a few examples of economic input/output models approved by USCIS:

  • Regional Input-Output Modeling System (RIMS II)
  • Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI)
  • Regional Dynamics Economic Analysis Model (REDYN)
  • Impact Analysis for Planning (IMPLAN)

Generally, these models take existing data such as census, income, and yearly revenue in the area, and project future changes by multiplying those numbers and showing the impact across the region. Investors should realize that there are many ways jobs can be created by a single business. Neglecting to explore the full economic impact of your investment could put your visa at risk.

At the Law Office of Vaughan de Kirby, a San Francisco EB-5 attorney can help you determine how many jobs you are able to claim as part of your regional center project. Call a San Francisco immigration attorney today at (415) 221-2345 or click the link on this page for a FREE copy of our immigration guide, Investor's Path to a Green Card: How Investing in America Can Put You and Your Family on the Path to Greater Wealth and U.S. Permanent Residency.

Vaughan de Kirby
California Immigration Attorney

EB-5 Regional Center Program Ends 12/08/17

Congress has extended the current Regional Center program to December 8th, 2017, at which time it will sunset unless extended. We anticipate future legislation that will call for an increased investment amount and more stringent requirements. For this reason, we recommend to our clients that they take action under the current law if at all possible.

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