Regional Center


A Regional Center is defined as a private corporation or enterprise, or even a regional government agency which has a targeted investment program within a defined location or region.

A Regional Center’s main interests lie in the promotion of economic growth, improvement of regional productivity, increase in domestic capital investment, as well as the creation of jobs. Because of this, the Regional Center Investment Program does not necessarily require the commercial enterprises of foreign investors to directly employ 10 full-time U.S. workers. Rather, for as long as these foreign investors are able to generate 10 or more jobs directly or indirectly, and also meet the requirements set by the EB-5 Visa Program, then they are allowed to invest their money and establish businesses in U.S. soil.

In order to obtain its designation, a Regional Center must submit a detailed application to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Items stated in the said application must include:

  • The types of businesses that will receive its capital from the investors
  • The types and numbers of jobs that will be generated either directly or indirectly from the investment of the capital
  • Any other positive economic impacts that come as a result from the investment of the capital

USCIS Regional Center Designation Letter

View our USCIS Federally Approved Regional Center Designation Letter – Received June 8, 2011