Inside An EB-5 Regional Center Business Plan

A strong EB-5 regional center business plan is critical for any project developer interested in raising EB-5 capital. All regional center EB-5 projects must be approved by USCIS, which means they must meet certain criteria.

The goal of an EB-5 regional center business plan is to provide USCIS with a strong overview of the business and its chances of succeeding in its industry.

In order to gain USCIS approval, an EB-5 regional center business plan must not convey a likelihood of success, but it must be a very detailed plan that meets all the requirements laid out in Matter of Ho.

Being Matter of Ho compliant means that a regional center's business plan is comprehensive, that it follows the EB-5 Program requirements, and it shows strong job creation potential.

Regional centers don't have to have all the answers in the beginning. With the help of experts, they can use industry accepted business models, accounting, economic forecasts, charts, and other visuals, to create a persuasive business plan for their EB-5 project.

An EB-5 regional center business plan typically contains the following:

SUMMARY: A short overview that simply and effectively conveys the basics of the proposed project.


  • Type of EB-5 project entity
  • Industry
  • Market Forecast
    • Market need for services or products
    •       Competitive Market Analysis
      •  Analysis of competition's strengths and weaknesses
      •  Competitive edge
  • Marketing
    • Marketing plan for target customers
    •  Marketing plan for target investors
      • Offering
  • Operations
  • Management
    • Regional center management team
      • Each professional's experience and job role
    •   Developer management team
  • Funding & Costs
    • Detailing 5-year plan for budgeting
    • Where the funding comes from
    • What the funds are used for
  • History & Future
  • Geographical Location
    • Local economy and impact
    • TEA designation
    • Building and design
  • Construction
    • Licenses and permits
    • Development and construction timeline
  • Job Creation
    • Details of how the EB-5 investments will create jobs and when they will be created
    • Types of jobs created

For more information about an EB-5 regional center (or a direct investment project) business plan, consult an experienced EB-5 immigration attorney for advice pertinent to your specific project.

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