Regional Center Requirements
A “Regional Center” is a designation granted by the USCIS to an entity (private or public) that establishes a plan to use immigrant investor capital to stimulate economic growth.
In order to create a Regional Center, you must submit a proposal to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). The proposal must be able to show:
- How the Regional Center plans to focus on a geographical region within the United States. The proposal must explain how the regional center will promote economic growth in that region.
- How, in verifiable detail (using economic models in some instances), jobs will be created directly or indirectly through capital investments made in accordance with the Regional Center’s business plan.
- The amount and source of capital committed to the Regional Center and the promotional efforts made and planned for the business project.
- How the Regional Center will have a positive impact on the regional or national economy.
Once created, your Regional Center will be able to operate within the industries that we secure approval. Such industries may include, but are not limited to:
• Food Service
• Alternative Energy
• Assisted Living
• Office and Retail
• Scientific Research