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Hawaii EB-5 Regional Center

EB5 Affiliate Network State of Hawaii Regional Center

Geographic Coverage: All 5 Counties in the State of Hawaii

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Benefits of Affiliation with our Hawaii EB-5 Regional Center

Immediate Ability to Raise EB-5 Capital in Hawaii

Business affiliates of EB5 Affiliate Network, including our Hawaii EB-5 Regional Center, can immediately begin raising EB-5 investment funds in any of the designated geographic areas that comprise our regional centers. Click here to view our official approval listed on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Website.

Indirect Job Creation Calculations

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

Regional Center Affiliation Process

The affiliation process can be a fast solution and a great fit for those looking to begin a project immediately.
Our experienced team will work with you to understand if EB-5 is a good fit for your project and if you qualify to affiliate with our regional centers.

Please click here to learn about the full benefits of affiliation and how the affiliation process works.

Let Us Create Your Own Hawaii EB-5 Regional Center 

Our Team Will Complete Your I-924 Application for a Hawaii EB-5 Regional Center in 3 Weeks

EB5AN has obtained full state regional center coverage in multiple states and has completed over 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 the USCIS.

Targeted Employment Area (TEA) Approval Letter in Hawaii for EB-5 Hawaii Regional Center Projects  

Please visit our EB-5 TEA Map to determine if your Hawaii EB-5 regional center project is located in a census tract that automatically qualifies as a Targeted Employment Area (TEA).

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To learn more about how USCIS reviews TEA designations and why is it important to obtain a TEA designation for an EB-5 project, please visit our main page on Targeted Employment Area (TEA) Designation.

Once you determine if your Hawaii EB-5 regional center project is located in a TEA, you must request a formal TEA designation letter from USCIS.

For easy-to-follow instructions on how to obtain an official EB-5 TEA letter, please visit How to Get a TEA Letter. Here you will also find a set of sample materials, including an official TEA letter and a set of analyses completed in support of a TEA letter request USCIS.

If you still need assistance with getting an official EB-5 TEA letter for your EB-5 regional center project in Hawaii, please contact us directly by phone at 1-800-288-9138 or via e-mail at 

About the State of Hawaii and the Economic Climate of our EB-5 Hawaii Regional Center 

Our Hawaii 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 of America through an investment in a USCIS-approved EB-5 regional center with geographic coverage of all 5 counties in the state of Hawaii.

The EB-5 Regional Center Program has been endorsed by Hawaii Governor David Ige, Senator Brian Schatz, Senator Mazie Hirono, and several United States Congressmen representing districts within the state of Hawaii as a great opportunity for the United States economy and for foreign investors looking to immigrate to the United States of America and invest in a USCIS-approved Hawaii EB-5 regional center such as the EB5 Affiliate Network State of Hawaii Regional Center.

Hawaii: Population and Income Demographics

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According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the state of Hawaii had a population of approximately 1.1 million people over the age of 16. Of this, there are approximately 729 thousand people in the labor force, with 640 thousand who are employed and 49 thousand who are unemployed. These population numbers represent approximately 450 thousand households in the state of Hawaii.

Hawaii: Unemployment Trends

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Unemployment statistics for the state of Hawaii in 2015 show average unemployment at 3.7%. Monthly unemployment rates in the state of Hawaii in 2015 were 3.4% for October 2015, 3.2% for November 2015, and 2.9% for December 2015.

The state of Hawaii covers an area of 10,931 square miles, with a length of 1,522 miles. This implies a population density of 218.6 people/square mile, which makes Hawaii the 13th most densely populated state in the United States.

The capital and largest city of the state of Hawaii is Honolulu, and the largest metro area is the Oahu metropolitan area. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the state of Hawaii in 2010 was $67 billion. This implies a CAGR ’00-’10 rate of 4.90% and a per capita GDP of $43,615. Hawaii has the 38th-largest economy in the United States today by GDP.

The history of Hawaii’s economy can be traced through a succession of dominant industries: sandalwood, whaling, sugarcane, pineapple, military, tourism, and education. Since statehood in 1959, tourism has been the largest industry in Hawaii, contributing 24.3% of the gross state product (GSP) in 1997, despite efforts to diversify. The state of Hawaii’s gross output for 2003 was $47 billion; per capita income for Hawaii residents was $30,441. Hawaiian exports include food and clothing. These industries play a small role in the Hawaiian economy due to the shipping distance to viable markets such as the West Coast of the continental U.S. The state’s food exports include coffee, macadamia nuts, pineapple, livestock, sugarcane, and honey.

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

Hawaii: Real gross domestic product (GDP) for 2011-2014

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From 2011 – 2014, Hawaii GDP grew by 0%, with an average annual GDP growth of 1.3%. In 2014, Hawaii real GDP was $0.07 trillion dollars, the thirty eighth in the U.S. 2010-2011 saw the largest percent change in GDP at 1.6%, signaling a strong and growing economy.

Hawaii: Total personal consumption expenditures (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. Hawaii personal consumption expenditures grew from $0.05 trillion in 2012 to $0.06 trillion in 2014. From 2013 – 2014, total personal consumption expenditure grew by 0%.

Hawaii: State government finances (2013)

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In 2013, the government of Hawaii collected $12.94 billion in and spent $11.48 billion, resulting in a net difference of $1.47 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.

Hawaii: Total economic impact of EB-5 investments (2013)

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In Hawaii, EB-5 investment has supported the direct creation of 180 jobs. These jobs were the result of roughly $17 million in direct investment from EB-5 projects, contributing $18.53 million to the state’s GDP. EB-5 investment in Hawaii also contributed $2.35 million to federal revenue and $1.07 million to Hawaii state government and local municipal revenue.

Hawaii: New privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in permit-issuing places

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Since 2009, Hawaii has seen an increased growth of privately-owned housing units both in new buildings and housing units. In 2014, roughly 700 privately-owned units were authorized by building permits. Most of these units are constructed in Hawaii’s largest cities, which include Honolulu, Pearl City, Hilo, Kailua, and Waipahu.

The EB5 Affiliate Network State of Hawaii Regional Center covers the entire state of Hawaii, including the two largest cities. Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, is the capital and largest city of the state of Hawaii. Hilo is a city on Hawaii, commonly called the Big Island, and is home to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.