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North Carolina EB-5 Regional Center

EB5AN State of North Carolina Regional Center

Geographic Coverage: All 100 counties in the State of North Carolina

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

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Benefits of Affiliation with our North Carolina EB-5 Regional Center

Immediate Ability to Raise EB-5 Capital in North Carolina

Business affiliates of EB5AN, including our North Carolina 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 North Carolina EB-5 Regional Center

Our Team Will Complete Your I-924 Application for a North Carolina 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 North Carolina for EB-5 North Carolina Regional Center Projects

Please visit our EB-5 TEA Map to determine whether your North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina, please contact the EB5AN team directly by phone at 1-800-288-9138 or via e-mail at, or simply order an EB-5 TEA Qualification Report.

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

he EB5AN North Carolina 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 100 counties in the State of North Carolina.

Historically, several elected North Carolina 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 and invest in a USCIS-approved North Carolina EB-5 regional center such as the EB5AN North Carolina Regional Center.

North Carolina: Population and Income Demographics

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According to the 2010 U.S. Census, North Carolina has a population of approximately 7.6 million people over the age of 16. Of this, there are approximately 4.9 million people in the labor force, with 4.2 million who are employed and 527,000 who are unemployed. These population numbers represent approximately 3.7 million households.

North Carolina: Unemployment Trends

Chart showing North Carolina's unemployment rate falling from 10% in January 2013 to approximately 5% in December 2015.

Unemployment statistics for 2015 show average unemployment in North Carolina at 5.7%. Monthly unemployment rates were 5.5% for October 2015, 5.4% for November 2015, and 5.3% for December 2015.

North Carolina covers an area of 53,819 square miles, with a width of 150 miles and a length of 560 miles. This implies a population density of 202.6 people per square mile, which makes North Carolina the 15th-most densely populated state in the United States.

The capital of North Carolina is Raleigh, the largest city is Charlotte, and the largest metro area is the Charlotte metro area. The gross domestic product (GDP) of North Carolina in 2010 was $425 billion. This implies a compound annual growth rate from 2000 to 2010 of 4.21% and a per capita GDP of $39,917. North Carolina has the ninth-largest economy in the United States by GDP.

According to a Forbes article written in 2013, employment in the Old North State has spread to many industry sectors. Science, technology, energy, and math, or STEM, industries in the area surrounding North Carolina’s capital have grown 17.9% since 2001, placing Raleigh-Cary fifth among the 51 largest metro areas in the country where technology is booming. The state of North Carolina’s debt in November 2012, according to one source, totaled $2.4 billion, while according to another source, was $57.8 billion in 2012. In 2011, the civilian labor force was at around 4.5 million, with employment near 4.1 million. The working population is employed across the major employment sectors. The economy of North Carolina covers 15 metropolitan areas. In 2010, North Carolina was chosen as the third-best state for business by Forbes, and the second-best state by Chief Executive Officer magazine.

North Carolina State Government & EB-5 Investment Financial and Employment Statistics

North Carolina: Real GDP (2011–2014)

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From 2011 to 2014, North Carolina’s GDP grew by 4.8%, with an average annual GDP growth of 1.3%. In 2014, North Carolina’s real GDP was $0.44 trillion, ranking ninth in the U.S. The 2012–2013 financial year saw the largest percent change in GDP at 2.7%, signaling a strong and growing economy.

North Carolina: Total Personal Consumption Expenditure (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. North Carolina’s personal consumption expenditure grew from $0.29 trillion in 2012 to $0.32 trillion in 2014. From 2013 to 2014, total personal consumption expenditure grew by 3.2%.

North Carolina: State government finances (2013)

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In 2013, the government of North Carolina collected $60 billion and spent $53.6 billion, resulting in a net difference of $6.4 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.

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

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In North Carolina, EB-5 investment has supported the direct creation of 39 jobs. These jobs were the result of roughly $2 million in direct investment from EB-5 projects, contributing $2.25 million to the state’s GDP. EB-5 investment in North Carolina also contributed $0.33 million to federal revenue and $0.17 million to North Carolina state government and local municipal revenue.

North Carolina: New Privately Owned Housing Units Authorized by Building Permits in Permit-Issuing Places

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Since 2009, North Carolina has seen an increased growth of privately owned housing units both in new buildings and housing units. In 2014, roughly 6,000 privately owned units were authorized by building permits. Most of these units are in North Carolina’s largest cities, which include Charlotte, Raleigh, West Raleigh, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem.

The EB5AN State of North Carolina Regional Center covers the entire state of North Carolina, including the two largest cities in the state. Charlotte is the state’s largest city, the seat of Mecklenburg County, and the center of finance, industry, technology, and entertainment for the region. Raleigh is the capital of the state, one of the three cities that make up the Research Triangle along with Chapel Hill and Durham, and the home of North Carolina State University.