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Regional Center in Bellevue

EB5 Affiliate Network’s EB-5 Regional Center in Bellevue

Lake Washington separates Seattle from Bellevue, a beautiful city of 150,000 that offers the best of both worlds. A short drive (or ferry ride) away is the bustle of Seattle, but Bellevue still offers the small-town charm. For those considering affiliation with the EB5 Affiliate Network (EB5AN) State of Washington Regional Center, Bellevue is a great choice, and we are available to help every step of the way. Bellevue is an especially good choice thanks to key destinations like Bellevue Arts Museum and Downtown Park, favorites for investors and tourists to explore.

Contact EB5AN today to learn more about regional center affiliation in Bellevue, or opening your own center, which requires you to have experts in the industry on your side.

Why should I affiliate with EB5AN’s State of Washington Regional Center?

1. You can attract more capital investment.

Affiliation isn’t a requirement, but it can certainly be beneficial in many regards. If you affiliate with an EB-5 regional center in Bellevue, you’ll take a big step toward attracting investors. EB5AN has strong connections and skills in targeting the best locations to draw the attention of investors. Ultimately, this leads to an increase in capital investment. Keep in mind that EB5AN’s regional center covers every town within Washington State.

2. There’s no need to use 10 direct jobs for the 10-job requirement

When you undertake EB-5 projects without regional center affiliation, you’re required to fulfill the federal 10-job requirement for the EB-5 program solely with direct jobs. That can be challenging. If you affiliate with EB5AN’s regional center in Bellevue, you can also count indirect jobs, more easily meeting the job creation threshold to catch the eye of investors.

3. Have expert support when you need it.

There’s no reason to undertake this journey alone. Affiliate with our EB5AN regional center and instantly have a crew of experts in your corner. You can enjoy proposal overviews so routine mistakes aren’t made and also know exactly how many jobs your potential project will create. This means you’ll also know how much capital you can expect to raise.

Affiliate with the EB5AN regional center in Bellevue today and discover a multitude of benefits.

Your I-924 application is made easier with EB5AN’s regional center support

Does the thought of completing an I-924 application and waiting months, or even years, for approval give you pause? EB5AN has already completed over 300 business plans and economic impact studies in 20+ states in which EB5AN regional centers operate. Our track record and success mean faster I-924 application completion.

Throughout the process, you can always contact us with questions and get a response within 24 hours.

Make sure your project is in a targeted employment area

Because targeted employment area (TEA) designation holds numerous benefits for EB-5 projects in Bellevue, it is important to understand both the benefits of and the USCIS process for TEA designation. To determine whether your EB-5 project location falls within a TEA, please consult our free EB-5 TEA map, which includes data for the entire United States. All you need to do is to enter the project address—the rest of the process is automated.

The EB5AN TEA map relies on the most recently published versions of two data sets, namely American Community Survey (ACS) five-year data and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data. It assesses TEA eligibility based on four calculation methodologies USCIS accepts—three related to calculating unemployment rates and one related to qualification as a rural TEA. Unemployment rates are calculated using (1) American Community Survey (ACS) five-year unemployment data by census tract, (2) the census-share methodology, which is based on a combination of ACS data and county-level BLS data, and (3) BLS county-level data for TEA determination on a county-wide level. To determine rural qualification, population and geographical data are considered. To qualify as a TEA, a project site needs to qualify under only one calculation method.

A TEA can also be created by combining directly adjacent census tracts and considering the weighted average unemployment rate. The EB5AN TEA map performs this function automatically.

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If you confirm that your EB-5 regional center is located in a TEA in Bellevue, you can also use the EB5AN TEA map to instantly download a free TEA Qualification Report that shows all the data and calculations that support TEA qualification for your project location. Should you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact the EB5AN team by phone at 1-800-288-9138 or via e-mail at We promise to respond within 24 hours.

Across the lake: Get to know Bellevue

Bellevue, French for “beautiful view,” is an aptly named and thriving suburb of Seattle. It encompasses 36.47 square miles and includes 4.5 square miles of water. The elevation is just 85 feet, and, given the sea nearby, many residents and tourists take advantage of the incredible outdoor activities available. Bellevue is located in the Eastside region of King County and claims the title of the third-biggest city in the Seattle metropolitan area. Before 2008, downtown Bellevue was a sleepy small town, but in the past decade a number of major high-rise projects have given it a facelift.

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Washington population breakdown and income demographics

Now, the downtown area is bustling with 1,300 businesses and over 45,000 employees. Only 10,200 residents live in downtown, and it’s the sixth wealthiest area per capita in all 522 communities within Washington State. It earned gold in CNNMoney’s “best places to live and launch a business” in 2008. Since then, it has continued to garner top marks in major lists, including being designated the second-best place to live in 2014 by USA Today. It’s home to the headquarters of Expedia and T-Mobile.

From Valve to the Pokémon Company, Bellevue has become a hub for major corporations and startups. Major commercial districts and shopping centers, such as Bellevue Square, attract tourists and investors. The median household income for families has surpassed six figures for some time, and it couples this wealth with safety. It’s been ranked one of the 25 safest cities in America.

It’s time to look beyond Seattle and get to know Bellevue. Discover your perfect place for an upcoming Washington project, and affiliate with our regional center by contacting us today. Call us at 1-800-288-9138 or e-mail