Benefits of the EB-5 Program Published by Department of Commerce


In January 2017, the Economics and Statistics Administration (“ESA”) of the U.S. Department of Commerce published a study to examine the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. The study assesed the economic impact of the EB-5 program on the U.S. economy in terms of capital invested and amount of jobs created.

Using the data from the FY2012 and FY2013 such as the number of EB-5 investors, amount of investment and job creation, the ESA determined the following:

  • 562 EB-5 related projects were active in FY2012 and FY 2013;

  • Over 11,000 immigrant investors invested $5.8 billion in new commercial enterprises associated with projects in 25 states and the District of Columbia;

  • EB-5 immigrant investors provided $16.7 billion, which is roughly 35% of the total investment;

  • The projects were expected to create an estimated 174,039 jobs;

  • 98% of the EB-5 investments were spent through the Regional Center Program (with USD 500,000 minimum investment amount required).

To read the full report, please follow the link to the Department of Commerce.

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