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Ohio EB-5 Regional Center

EB5AN State of Ohio Regional Center

Geographic coverage: All 88 counties in the State of Ohio

View the official regional center designation letter for the EB5AN Ohio Regional Center.

Contact us now to learn more about becoming a business affiliate.

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Benefits of Affiliation with Our Ohio EB-5 Regional Center

Immediate Ability to Raise EB-5 Capital in Ohio

Business affiliates of EB5AN, including our Ohio EB-5 regional center, can immediately begin raising EB-5 investment funds in any of the designated geographic areas that comprise our USCIS-approved regional centers.

Indirect Job Creation Calculations

Business affiliates of our regional centers can calculate job creation through both direct and indirect job methodologies. This leads to higher job creation figures than direct non-regional center calculations of actual payroll employees.

Regional Center Affiliation Process

The regional center affiliation process can be a fast solution and a great fit for those looking to begin a project immediately. The benefits of affiliating with a regional center make this an excellent choice for many project developers.

Our experienced team will work with you to understand whether EB-5 funding is a good fit for your project and whether you qualify to affiliate with our regional centers.

Let Us Help You to Create Your Own Ohio EB-5 Regional Center

Our Team Will Complete Your I-924 Application for an Ohio EB-5 Regional Center in Three Weeks

EB5AN has obtained full state regional center coverage in multiple states and has completed more than 100 USCIS-compliant business plans and economic impact studies. The I-924 application process is complicated and requires legal expertise, economic analysis, business plan creation, and an understanding of how USCIS adjudicates applications.

EB5AN has the internal resources to assemble all required aspects of an I-924 application. Additionally, we have extensive experience with I-924 applications and understand all the key components and common pitfalls.

There are various approaches to take when filing an I-924 form; please contact us to learn more about the process and how we can work together to get your regional center approved quickly by USCIS.

Targeted Employment Area (TEA) Qualification Report in Ohio for EB-5 Ohio Regional Center Projects

Please visit our EB-5 TEA Map to determine whether your Ohio EB-5 regional center project’s location qualifies as a rural or high unemployment targeted employment area (TEA).

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Click image to view the TEA map and instantly download a free TEA qualification report.

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Because TEA designation is crucial to the success of many EB-5 projects, it is important to understand how USCIS reviews TEA designation requests. Once you determine whether your Ohio EB-5 regional center project is located in a TEA, you can prepare a TEA report yourself. The free downloadable report available through the EB5AN TEA map is also suitable for submission to USCIS.

If you still need assistance with preparing your EB-5 TEA report for your EB-5 regional center project in Ohio, please contact the EB5AN team directly by phone at 1-800-288-9138 or via e-mail at, or simply order an EB-5 TEA Qualification Report.

About the State of Ohio and the Economic Climate of Our EB-5 Ohio Regional Center

The EB5AN Ohio EB-5 regional center was created to provide an investment vehicle for qualified foreign investors seeking to obtain permanent resident status in the United States through an investment in a USCIS-approved EB-5 regional center with geographic coverage of all 88 counties in the State of Ohio.

Historically, several elected Ohio public officials, including senators and congressional representatives, have endorsed the EB-5 regional center program as a great opportunity for the U.S. economy and for foreign investors who want to immigrate to the United States and invest in a USCIS-approved Ohio EB-5 regional center such as the EB5AN Ohio Regional Center.

Ohio: Population and Income Demographics

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According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Ohio has a population of approximately 9.3 million people over the age of 16. Within this group, there are 5.9 million people in the labor force, with 5.4 million who are employed and 0.5 million unemployed. These population numbers represent approximately 4.6 million households.

Ohio: Unemployment Trends

Chart showing Ohio’s unemployment rate falling from 6% in January 2015 to approximately 4% in October 2018.

Unemployment statistics for 2018 show average unemployment in Ohio at around 5.0%.

Ohio covers an area of 44,825 square miles, with a width of 220 miles and a length of 220 miles. This implies a population density of 282.3 people per square mile, which makes Ohio the 10th-most densely populated state in the United States.

The capital of Ohio is Columbus, the largest city is also Columbus, and the largest metro area is the Cincinnati metro area. The gross domestic product (GDP) of Ohio in 2010 was $552 billion. This implies a compound annual growth rate from 2000 to 2010 of 4.51% and a per capita GDP of $47,567. Ohio has the seventh-largest economy in the United States by GDP.

In the 20th century, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, education, hospitality, construction, finance and insurance, and professional services have contributed to Ohio’s economic development. The Ohio economy is driven almost entirely by its 47 metropolitan areas. In 2004, they produced a combined total of 95.7% of the state’s domestic product.

Ohio State Government & EB-5 Investment Financial and Employment Statistics

Ohio: Total Personal Consumption Expenditure (2012–2014)

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Personal consumption expenditure is the primary measure of consumer spending on goods and services and is a primary engine driving economic growth. Ohio’s personal consumption expenditure grew from $0.39 trillion in 2012 to $0.41 trillion in 2014. From 2013 to 2014, total personal consumption expenditure grew by 3.3%.

Ohio: State Government Finances (2013)

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In 2013, the government of Ohio collected $27.70 billion and spent $67.50 billion, resulting in a difference of $39.80 billion. Revenue is sourced from federal and local taxes, sales tax, and individual and corporate taxes. Expenditures include education, welfare, highways, police, and other social services.

Ohio: Total Economic Impact of EB-5 Investments (2013)

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In Ohio, EB-5 investment has supported the direct creation of 1,600 jobs. These jobs were the result of roughly $90 million in direct investment from EB-5 projects, contributing $217.17 million to the state’s GDP. EB-5 investment in Ohio also contributed $29.83 million to federal revenue and $10.92 million to Ohio state government and local municipal revenue.

Ohio: New Privately Owned Housing Units Authorized by Building Permits in Permit-Issuing Places

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Since 2009, Ohio has seen an increased growth of privately owned housing units, both in new buildings and housing units. In 2014, roughly 15,200 privately owned units were authorized by building permits. Most of these units are in Ohio’s largest cities, which include Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, and Toledo.