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Chicago EB-5 Regional Center

Chicago’s EB-5 Regional Center

The EB5 Affiliate Network’s regional center situated in Illinois offers full EB-5 coverage to the state’s largest city, Chicago. All Chicago neighborhoods, from Near North Side to West Loop and everything else, are included. Making your Chicago EB-5 project a USCIS-approved business affiliate of the EB5 Affiliate Network (EB5AN) can support your project in various ways: Learn more here.

What are some of the valuable benefits of affiliation with our EB-5 regional center in Chicago?

The advantages of affiliation are manifold. Here are a few.

  1. The ability to begin raising capital instantly.

If you have an EB-5 project in Chicago, we’re sure you’d like to start collecting capital as soon as possible. If you affiliate with EB5AN, you’ll be able to begin gathering capital pronto, and since our regional center offers full coverage across the entire state of Illinois, your capital can come from anywhere within the city! We operate a total of 15 Immigrant Investor Regional Centers that have been approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and if you’d like to view the full list, please visit the USCIS website.

  1. Easier investment requirements.

If you run an EB-5 project, are a few conditions you’ll have to meet. One of them is the creation of at least 10 jobs, which is a daunting task for non-affiliates of EB5AN because they are only allowed to count direct employment positions of at least two years. However, the requirement is significantly facilitated for affiliates: Since you can count both direct and indirect job creation, it’s much easier to log high figures, ultimately leading to more capital for your EB-5 project in Chicago.

  1. A quick affiliation process so you can concentrate on raising capital ASAP.

You want to get out there and start raising capital immediately, so don’t waste time wading through bureaucratic forms. We’re extremely familiar with the affiliation process and would be happy to guide you through it to save you time and frustration. We’ll help you determine whether your EB-5 project is suitable for affiliation with our Chicago regional center, and then, we’ll sit down with you to figure out your project’s potential for job creation and capital support. After that, you can commence raising capital right away.

More details on the affiliation process and its numerous benefits are available on this page.

Set up your very own EB-5 regional center in Chicago in only three weeks by letting us fill out your I-924 application.

Completing the I-924 application form is not a simple task. It’s rife with legal, economic, and business aspects, making it difficult to complete if you’re not already familiar with the process. Luckily, we at EB5AN are highly familiar with it—we know the ins and outs of the form, including exactly how to avoid all its common pitfalls. We also have a firm grasp on the USCIS adjudication process, so we’re more than qualified to assist you with your I-924 application. Having already completed business plans and economic impact studies that complied with USCIS guidelines, EB5AN boasts a history of success, and with regional centers fully covering 27 states, we’re highly experienced.

Have questions about how we can help you swiftly attain USCIS approval for your EB-5 regional center? Fill out our contact form, and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Find out whether Chicago qualifies as a Targeted Employment Area (TEA).

It’s important to know whether your Chicago-based EB-5 regional center project is located in a TEA. We offer an easy way to find out: Just consult our free EB-5 TEA Map.

Not sure why TEA designation is so crucial for your EB-5 project? There are numerous reasons. Please refer to our TEA Designation page to learn more about them—as well as about the reviewal process USCIS undertakes when determining new TEA designations.

National EB-5 Targeted Employment Area (TEA) mapNational EB-5 Targeted Employment Area (TEA) map

There’s an additional step if you determine that your EB-5 project with Chicago coverage is situated in a TEA: You should contact USCIS to obtain a TEA certification letter.

Not sure how to go about the process? Let our How to Get a TEA Letter page guide you. On top of additional details about the application process, you’ll find an example of a TEA letter and some accompanying documents to further aid you. Should you have any further inquiries, don’t hesitate to fill out our contact form, telephone us at 1-800-288-9138, or send us an e-mail at You’ll have your answer in no more than 24 hours.

Chicago: culturally exciting and economically thriving

As one of the best-known U.S. cities, Chicago draws in countless visitors annually, ranging from tourists to students to investors. Travelers wish to see in person famous sights, such as Willis Tower, and the highly esteemed institutions of the University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, and the University of Chicago are educating the next generation of youth from around the country and across the globe. Furthermore, having endorsed the EB-5 Regional Center Program, Chicago has also become a hot-spot for foreign investors looking to start new lives in the United States of America.

The Windy City, as well as the surrounding areas of Buffalo Grove, Naperville, and Clarendon Hills, is fully covered by our EB5AN State of Illinois EB-5 regional center, which offers comprehensive coverage to Cook and Du Page Counties. Our Illinois EB5AN regional center represents a chance for eligible foreign investors to gain U.S. permanent residence by investing in a USCIS-approved EB-5 regional center project.

Population and income in the city of ChicagoPopulation and income in the city of Chicago

A total of 201,110 people populate the 234.1 square miles of the city of Chicago, resulting in a population density of 11,900 people per square mile. With that, Chicago is the 29th-most densely populated city in the USA and, consequently, a fantastic location for your EB-5 regional center project.

Would you like to create real change in Chicago neighborhoods with your EB-5 project? Affiliating with the EB5 Affiliate Network offers you the chance: By fostering job creation, you’ll help lower Chicago’s unemployment rate, improving both the city’s economy and its inhabitants’ standard of living.

Ask us today about how we can help you affiliate your EB-5 project with EB5AN or assist you with forming your own USCIS-approved EB-5 regional center.

Call 1-800-288-9138 or e-mail We’ll respond within one day.