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Lafayette EB-5 Regional Center

Lafayette, Louisiana, EB-5 Regional Center Rental

The EB5 Affiliate Network (EB5AN) Louisiana regional center covers the city of Lafayette and its suburbs, including the University area, Freetown-Port Rico, River Ranch, and other nearby areas.

Contact us today to learn about affiliating your project in Lafayette with our regional center, which has been approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)..

Why should you allow the EB5AN regional center in Louisiana to sponsor your EB-5 project in Lafayette?

When your project is sponsored by our EB-5 regional center, you can…

1. Raise EB-5 investment funds anywhere in Lafayette.

EB5AN owns and operates numerous USCIS-approved regional centers. Affiliation with a regional center gives your project instant access to EB-5 capital within the regional center’s coverage area. Since our EB-5 regional center covers all of Louisiana, your Lafayette EB-5 project will be covered, no matter where in Lafayette it’s located.

2. Include both direct and indirect jobs in your project’s EB-5 job creation figures.

While direct investment projects can count only directly created jobs toward their total jobs created, EB-5 regional center projects can include indirectly created jobs as well. This freedom leads to higher job creation numbers, which is why most EB-5 investors choose the regional center investment model. For project developers, achieving higher job creation figures makes projects more attractive for EB-5 investors, which leads to more available EB-5 capital.

3. Progress through the regional center affiliation process quickly rather than waiting for USCIS approval for a new EB-5 regional center.

Once EB5AN has worked with you to estimate the number of jobs and the amount of EB-5 capital your project can be expected to support, we can analyze its compatibility with our Lafayette regional center and, if it’s a good fit, complete the regional center affiliation process right away. The speed with which we accomplish this process enables you to get started on your project much sooner than you would if you pursued designation for your own EB-5 regional center in Lafayette.

If you would like to form a new Lafayette EB-5 regional center, EB5AN can prepare your I-924 application in just three weeks.

Since our team is composed of attorneys, economists, and businesspeople who have extensive experience with the I-924 application and its USCIS adjudication process, three weeks is all the time we need to complete your petition. We not only prepare it quickly—we prepare it expertly, taking into account every one of its many components and meeting the standards set by USCIS. Our track record includes approved applying for our own regional centers that cover more than 20 states and completing more than 300 USCIS-compliant business plans and economic impact studies.

Contact us to learn more about our regional center application service, and we’ll answer your questions in 24 hours or less.

Where are the targeted employment areas (TEAs) in Lafayette?

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

The city of Lafayette is rich in culture and opportunity.

In Lafayette, Louisiana’s heritage is on display in historical attractions such as the Acadian Village. Students come to the city to attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Since Lafayette has also welcomed the EB-5 Regional Center program, its economy has benefited from the contributions of EB-5 investors seeking to make America their new home.

Our EB5AN State of Louisiana Regional Center has geographic coverage of Lafayette Parish, including Long Bridge, Breaux Bridge, and Scott. By investing through our Louisiana EB-5 regional center, qualified foreign investors can obtain U.S. permanent residency for themselves and their families.

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Louisiana population breakdown and income demographics

Lafayette spans 53.9 square miles and has a population of 127,626. It’s the fourth largest city in Louisiana and the heart of the state’s Acadian cultural heritage.

The city of Lafayette has much to offer. You can contribute to its economic growth and help lower its unemployment rate by affiliating your EB-5 project with EB5 Affiliate Network’s Louisiana EB-5 regional center.

For more insight into the EB5AN regional center affiliation process or the steps to set up a new USCIS-approved EB-5 regional center, contact us today. Call 1-800-288-9138 or e-mail, and we’ll respond within 24 hours.