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Starting your own EB-5 Regional Center in Washington, D.C.

If you are looking to start an EB-5 regional center in the nation’s capital, become an affiliate of EB5 Affiliate Network (EB5AN). Our center in Washington, D.C., covers the city proper, including neighborhoods such as Dupont Circle, U-Street, and all others. The advantages to becoming a business affiliate of EB5AN, which is approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), are many.

Contact us to find out how to affiliate your EB-5 project in Washington, D.C., with EB5AN.

Affiliating your EB-5 project in the District of Columbia with the EB5AN regional center in Washington is critical to your success.

Affiliation with our EB-5 regional center enables you to raise capital faster, improve job creation numbers, and get help completing the affiliation process. Let’s examine each one of these advantages more closely.

1. Start raising investment capital immediately for your EB-5 project in the District of Columbia.

Since EB5AN’s regional center in Washington covers all parts of the District of Columbia, your Washington EB-5 project’s affiliation with EB5AN empowers you to raise EB-5 investment capital right away from any location in Washington. USCIS has approved numerous EB5AN Immigrant Investor Centers like the one in D.C. You can find them listed on the USCIS website.

2. Fulfill the EB-5 investment requirement around job creation through indirect job totals.

Requirements state that EB-5 projects must create 10 jobs for every EB-5 investor. Affiliating with our regional center enables you to count jobs created both directly and indirectly from the project. Using both figures will improve job creation totals, which can lead to substantially more EB-5 capital. If your project is not affiliated with one of our centers, you can count only employees that have been on a payroll for at least two years.

3. Tap into the expertise of our experienced team to run through the affiliation process quickly.

Years of experience enable our team to efficiently complete the affiliation process for our EB-5 regional centers. Moving swiftly through this process empowers you to start fundraising for your EB-5 project right away. We help you make important determinations regarding your project such as job creation totals (EB-5 eligible jobs), the amount of capital your project can support, and what criteria your project meets for affiliation with our EB-5 regional center in Washington.

Three weeks is all we need to complete your application for a new Washington EB-5 regional center.

Your first step in forming a new EB-5 regional center is completing an I-924 application. The I-924, which asks for legal, economic, and business information, can be tricky. Taking advantage of EB5AN’s experience in successfully filling out these forms is a wise investment. We have the resources needed to complete the forms and the knowledge required to recognize pitfalls. With more than 300 business plans and economic impact studies to our credit, we know what it takes to get plans compliant with USCIS. We cover more than 20 states through our network of state regional centers.

Want to know how to quickly prepare your I-924 application for submission to USCIS? Contact us and receive a response within 24 hours.

Projects in targeted employment areas gain significant advantages.

Because targeted employment area (TEA) designation holds numerous benefits for EB-5 projects in Washington, D.C., 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 Washington, D.C., 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.

Washington, D.C., boasts a strong, diverse economy.

The District of Columbia attracts a diverse group of visitors every year—tourists, students, investors, and others. Washington is one of the top tourist destinations in the U.S., with historic landmarks such as the Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol, and Capitol Hill attracting thousands of visitors. The city’s universities, including George Washington University and Georgetown University, bring in students from across the nation and around the world. Because of this, the city is a perfect fit for the EB-5 Regional Center Program, which can help drive economic growth and provide an incentive to foreign investors looking to come to this country.

Every part of D.C., including nearby areas such as Arlington, Broadlands, and North Potomac, is covered by our EB5AN regional center. This enables qualified foreign investors seeking to become permanent U.S. residents to invest in an EB-5 project sponsored by a USCIS-approved regional center with coverage of all of Washington, D.C.

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Washington D.C. population breakdown and income demographics

While Washington, D.C., spreads over just 68.3 square miles, it boasts a population of 658,893, yielding a population density of 11,148 people per square mile, making it the 39th-most densely populated city in the nation. An EB-5 project in Washington that is affiliated with the USCIS-approved EB5AN regional center would produce numerous benefits to this community—including full-time jobs and a subsequent reduction in unemployment.

Don’t delay. Contact us right away to get step-by-step instructions for becoming affiliated with a USCIS-approved EB5AN regional center. You can also learn how to start your own EB-5 regional center. The number to call is (800) 288-9138. You can also email