For businesses that want to count direct, indirect, and induced jobs toward employment creation, the first step is to find a regional center to sponsor the project. For businesses planning to meet the EB-5 Program’s employment creation requirements through direct jobs only, a business needs a compliant business plan, a TEA designation letter (if applicable), securities documents (e.g., private placement memorandum, corporate governance documents, etc.), and finally the necessary number of investors. Securities documents should be prepared by qualified securities counsel, and finding investors may require the assistance of an agent or consultant. Any business seeking EB-5 capital should retain an immigration attorney with EB-5 experience to help navigate the complicated requirements of the program.