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North Carolina EB-5 Regional Center

EB5 Affiliate Network State of North Carolina Regional Center

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

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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 EB5 Affiliate Network, 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 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 North Carolina EB-5 Regional Center 

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

Please visit our EB-5 TEA Map to determine if your North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina, please contact us directly by phone at 1-800-288-9138 or via e-mail at

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

Our 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 of America through an investment in a USCIS-approved EB-5 regional center with geographic coverage of all 100 counties in the state of North Carolina.

The EB-5 Regional Center Program has been endorsed by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, Senator Richard Burr, Senator Thom Tillis, and several United States Congressmen representing districts within the state of North Carolina 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 North Carolina EB-5 regional center such as the EB5 Affiliate Network State of North Carolina Regional Center.

North Carolina: Population and Income Demographics

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According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the state of North Carolina had 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 thousand who are unemployed. These population numbers represent approximately 3.7 million households in the state of North Carolina.

North Carolina: Unemployment Trends

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

The state of 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/square mile, which makes North Carolina the 15th most densely populated state in the United States.

The capital of the state 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 the state of North Carolina in 2010 was $425 billion. This implies a CAGR ’00-’10 rate of 4.21% and a per capita GDP of $39,917. North Carolina has the 9th-largest economy in the United States today by GDP.

According to a Forbes article written in 2013, employment in the “Old North State” has gained many different industry sectors. See the following article summary: 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 as 5th 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 3rd-best state for business by Forbes magazine, and the 2nd-best state by Chief Executive Officer magazine.

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

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

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

North Carolina: 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. North Carolina personal consumption expenditures grew from $0.29 trillion in 2012 to $0.32 trillion in 2014. From 2013 – 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 in 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 constructed in North Carolina’s largest cities, which include Charlotte, Raleigh, West Raleigh, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem.

The EB5 Affiliate Network 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, is one of the three cities that make up the Research Triangle along with Chapel Hill and Durham, andis the home of North Carolina State University.