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Louisiana EB-5 Regional Center

EB5AN State of Louisiana Regional Center

Geographic coverage: All 64 parishes in the State of Louisiana

View the official regional center designation letter for the EB5AN Louisiana Regional Center.

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Benefits of Affiliation with our Louisiana EB-5 Regional Center

Immediate Ability to Raise EB-5 Capital in Louisiana

Business affiliates of EB5AN, including our Louisiana EB-5 regional center, can immediately begin raising EB-5 investment funds in any of the designated geographic areas that comprise our USCIS-approved regional centers.

Indirect Job Creation Calculations

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

Regional Center Affiliation Process

The regional center affiliation process can be a fast solution and a great fit for those looking to begin a project immediately. The benefits of affiliating with a regional center make this an excellent choice for many project developers.

Our experienced team will work with you to understand whether EB-5 funding is a good fit for your project and whether you qualify to affiliate with our regional centers.

Let Us Help You to Create Your Own Louisiana EB-5 Regional Center 

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

EB5AN has obtained full-state regional center coverage in multiple states and has completed more than 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 USCIS.

Targeted Employment Area (TEA) Qualification Report in Louisiana for EB-5 Louisiana Regional Center Projects

Please visit our EB-5 TEA map to determine whether your Louisiana EB-5 regional center project’s location qualifies as a rural or high-unemployment targeted employment area (TEA).

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Because TEA designation is crucial to the success of many EB-5 projects, it is important to understand how USCIS reviews TEA designation requests. Once you determine whether your Louisiana EB-5 regional center project is located in a TEA, you can prepare a TEA report yourself. The free downloadable report available through the EB5AN TEA map is also suitable for submission to USCIS.

If you still need assistance with preparing your EB-5 TEA report for your EB-5 regional center project in Louisiana, please contact the EB5AN team directly by phone at 1-800-288-9138 or via email at, or simply order an EB-5 TEA Qualification Report.

About the State of Louisiana and the Economic Climate of Our EB-5 Louisiana Regional Center

The EB5AN Louisiana 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 through an investment in a USCIS-approved EB-5 regional center with geographic coverage of all 64 parishes in the State of Louisiana.

Historically, several elected Louisiana public officials, including senators and congressional representatives, have endorsed the EB-5 regional center program as a great opportunity for the U.S. economy and for foreign investors who want to immigrate to the United States by investing in a USCIS-approved Louisiana EB-5 regional center, such as the EB5AN State of Louisiana Regional Center.

Louisiana: Population and Income Demographics


According to population estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau, as of July 1, 2019, the State of Louisiana has a population of approximately 4.6 million. Of this, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there are approximately 2.1 million people in the labor force, with 1.9 million employed and 0.2 million unemployed. These population numbers represent approximately 1.7 million households.

Louisiana: Unemployment Trends


Unemployment statistics from 2013 to 2015 show the average unemployment in Louisiana hovering between 5% and 8%. 2013’s unemployment rate was 5.1, 2014’s unemployment rate was 6.3, and 2015’s unemployment rate was 5.5.

Louisiana covers an area of 52,000 square miles, with an approximate width of 130 miles and a length of 379 miles. This results in a population density of 104.9 people per square mile, which makes Louisiana the 23rd-most densely populated state in the United States.

The capital of Louisiana is Baton Rouge, the largest city is New Orleans, and the largest metro area is the Greater New Orleans metro area. Louisiana’s gross domestic product (GDP) was $264 billion in 2010. Between 2016 and 2018, Louisiana expanded at a compound annual growth rate of 5.1%, the 11th-highest rate among all states, outpacing the U.S. rate of 4.7%. Louisiana has the 26th-largest economy in the United States by GDP.

In the 20th century, industry, energy, film, and seafood have contributed to Louisiana’s economic development. Recent growth has been partly driven by Louisiana’s metropolitan areas. From 2016 to 2018, all nine of Louisiana’s metropolitan areas saw GDP growth, with an average increase of 12%.

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

Louisiana: Real GDP (2011–2014)


From 2011 to 2014, Louisiana’s GDP declined by 4.75%, with the highest annual GDP growth rate during that period clocking in at 2.1%. In 2014, Louisiana’s real GDP was $0.257 trillion.

Louisiana: Total Personal Consumption Expenditures (2012–2014)


Personal consumption expenditure is an important metric to measure consumer spending on goods and services. It is also is a primary driver of economic growth. Louisiana’s personal consumption expenditure grew from $54.2 million in 2012 to $55.7 million in 2014. From 2013 to 2014, total personal consumption expenditure grew by 1.5%.

Louisiana: State Government Finances (2013)


In 2016, the government of Louisiana collected $9.3 billion and spent $29.6 billion, resulting in a net difference of $20.3 billion. Revenue is sourced from federal and local taxes, sales tax, and individual and corporate taxes. Expenditures include welfare, highways, police, education, and other social services.

Louisiana: New Privately Owned Housing Units Authorized by Building Permits in Permit-Issuing Locations


Since 2010, Louisiana has seen increased growth of privately owned housing units in both new buildings and housing units. The Federal Reserve Economic Research Division estimates that in 2014, roughly 12,000 privately owned units were authorized by building permits. Most of these units are constructed in Louisiana’s largest cities, which include New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and Metairie.

The EB5AN State of Louisiana Regional Center covers the entire state of Louisiana, including the four largest cities in the state. New Orleans is the most populous city in Louisiana—a major port, the city is considered an economic and cultural hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States. Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana and the home of Louisiana State University, major port facilities, and a variety of attractions. Shreveport is known as the “Sportsman’s Paradise,” an area with numerous lakes and rivers that offer recreational activities. Finally, Lafayette is the parish seat of Lafayette Parish and is located along the Vermilion River in the southwestern part of the state.