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Raleigh EB-5 Regional Center

EB-5 Regional Center Covering Raleigh, North Carolina

If you’re looking for a USCIS-approved EB-5 regional center that covers Oakwood, College Park, or one of the other areas of Raleigh, North Carolina, you’ve come to the right place. EB5 Affiliate Network’s North Carolina regional center is authorized to cover the entire state of North Carolina.

To get your Raleigh EB-5 project started, contact us to learn more about becoming an EB5 Affiliate Network (EB5AN) business affiliate or renting an EB5AN regional center.

What are the benefits of affiliating your Raleigh-based EB-5 project with EB5AN’s North Carolina regional center?

There are several benefits to affiliating with or renting our EB-5 regional center.

1. You can quickly start raising EB-5 capital anywhere in Raleigh.

Since EB5AN’s regional center in North Carolina covers all of Raleigh, using our regional center for your EB-5 project allows you to kickstart your investment fundraising right away. The North Carolina regional center is just one of numerous EB5AN regional centers approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Visit the USCIS website to see the full list of USCIS-approved EB5AN regional centers.

2. You have more job creation options to pick from.

Without a regional center as an intermediary in an EB-5 project, investors can count only direct jobs (i.e., direct payroll employees) toward the 10-job requirement to meet USCIS regulations. Going through a USCIS-approved regional center means that indirect jobs may be included as well, allowing for greater amounts of EB-5 capital and a higher job cushion for investors.

3. You can receive expert assistance to get your project rolling.

Our experienced team can help you finalize your regional center affiliation in a short amount of time. We can help you figure out how many jobs your project will create, the total amount of EB-5 capital you can raise for your specific project (and how much you need from other sources), and whether your project is suitable for affiliation with our regional center.

If you want to create your own regional center, it won’t take us long to complete your I-924 application.

Not only do we offer affiliation with our regional center, we can also assist you with setting up your own regional center and getting USCIS approval. This is done through the submission of an I-924 application, which can be a complicated document without the advice of experts. We can help you avoid common errors and make sure you include adequate documentation with your application for successful approval. EB5AN’s regional centers currently cover more than 20 states, and we have worked on more than 300 USCIS-compliant business plans and economic impact studies nationwide.

Contact the EB5AN team for more information about how we can help you complete your EB-5 regional center application as soon as possible. We will get back to you within 24 hours.

How can you identify targeted employment areas?

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

Raleigh has a flourishing economy.

Raleigh is a hot spot for tourists, university students, and investors. It is the home of several popular landmarks, including the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, as well as institutions of higher learning such as North Carolina State University at Raleigh, which has students from all around the world. Raleigh has also pledged its support to the EB-5 Regional Center Program, describing it as an excellent option for foreign immigrant investors that also benefits the U.S. economy.

The State of North Carolina EB-5 regional center run by EB5AN has geographical coverage of the entire City of Oaks, includingWake and Durham Counties. EB5AN offers a USCIS-approved regional center to EB-5 project developers and individual immigrant investors who are planning an EB-5 project in Raleigh or one of its surrounding areas, such as Morrisville, Cary, and Chapel Hill.

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Raleigh has a large population of more than 450,000 inhabitants, with a population density of 3,163 inhabitants per square mile. With this dense population comes a need for more job opportunities. Affiliating with EB5AN or renting one of its regional centers will allow you to assist in reducing the unemployment rates in Raleigh by creating sorely needed job opportunities for Raleigh residents.

Let us know if you are interested in affiliating with one of EB5AN’s many regional centers or would like assistance in forming your own regional center and receiving USCIS approval. Call us know at 1-800-288-9138 or e-mail us at