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New Orleans EB-5 Regional Center

New Orleans EB-5 Regional Center Affiliation

EB5 Affiliate Network (EB5AN) has a Louisiana regional center that covers the entire city of New Orleans. Our coverage includes the French Quarter and the Central Business District, as well as the city’s many other neighborhoods.

Contact us to find out how to affiliate your EB-5 project in New Orleans with our EB5AN regional center in Louisiana, which has been approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

What are the benefits of allowing the EB5AN State of Louisiana EB-5 regional center to sponsor your project?

When you rent our EB-5 regional center, you’ll be able to…

1. Enjoy immediate access to EB-5 investment funds.

Your EB-5 project in any area of New Orleans can be funded with EB-5 capital through our regional center, since this regional center has coverage of the entire state of Louisiana. This means you can raise EB-5 capital immediately once you’re affiliated. Our Louisiana regional center is also USCIS approved and listed on the USCIS website.

2. Attract EB-5 investors by maximizing your job creation figures.

Each EB-5 investor is required by the program to make an investment that results in the creation of 10 or more full-time jobs. Since investors seek projects that allow them to easily achieve adequate job creation, they typically pursue regional center projects, which are allowed to count indirect jobs in their totals. Direct investment projects can count only direct jobs that last for at least two years. These relaxed job creation requirements give regional center projects a distinct advantage when it comes to raising EB-5 capital.

3. Use our EB5AN State of Louisiana regional center’s resources to get your New Orleans EB-5 project up and running.

The team at EB5AN has the resources to help you determine your project’s job creation capability, the amount of EB-5 capital it can support, and whether it’s eligible for sponsorship by our New Orleans EB-5 regional center. We complete the affiliation process quickly so you can start raising EB-5 capital for your project right away.

Three weeks is all the time we need to prepare your Form I-924 application for regional center designation.

If you’re interested in forming a New Orleans regional center, EB5AN is here to help. We understand the ins and outs of the I-924 petition since we’ve obtained USCIS approval for our regional centers covering more than 20 states and submitted hundreds of USCIS-compliant business plans and economic impact studies. Our team is composed of experts in economics, law, and business, so we’re capable of preparing the various components of your I-924 application within weeks rather than over months, and we’ll walk with you as it’s adjudicated by USCIS.

Contact us for more information on applying for regional center designation, and you’ll hear from a member of our team within 24 hours.

Has your EB-5 project’s location been designated as a targeted employment area (TEA)?

Because targeted employment area (TEA) designation holds numerous benefits for EB-5 projects in New Orleans and other cities, 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 New Orleans, 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.

New Orleans and its business opportunities are ripe for discovery.

Nicknamed the Big Easy, New Orleans is known for its relaxed atmosphere. Tourists visit to experience the rich culture and history of the French Quarter and Bourbon Street, and students come to attend Tulane University and the University of New Orleans. The city has also welcomed the EB-5 Regional Center Program, recognizing the possibilities it presents for US economic growth and for foreign investors in search of a new life in America.

EB5AN’s State of Louisiana EB-5 regional center has coverage of New Orleans in Orleans Parish, including nearby Mandeville, Elmwood, and Abita Springs. Developers who have EB-5 projects in any of these areas can procure sponsorship, and foreign investors who meet the EB-5 program’s requirements can invest through this USCIS-approved EB-5 regional center.

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Louisiana population breakdown and income demographics

New Orleans is the most populated city in Louisiana, with more than 391,000 people, and its metro area, also the largest in the state, has a population of more than 1.2 million.

New Orleans’ large population makes it a prime location for development and an excellent target for job creation. By affiliating your New Orleans EB-5 project with EB5 Affiliate Network’s USCIS-approved EB-5 regional center in Louisiana, you can contribute to the city’s economic well-being and provide employment opportunities for the community’s residents.

If you’re interested in more information about becoming an EB5AN business affiliate or forming a new USCIS-approved EB-5 regional center, contact us today at 1-800-288-9138 or We look forward to hearing from you.