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by Brian Su

Montana Receives its first EB-5 Regional Center Designation

USCIS approved Montana's first EB-5 regional center - Northern Rockies Regional Center.

Northern Rockies Regional Center
Geographic Scope: The State of Montana
Industries: Mixed-Use Real Estate Development; Remediation Services; New Single-Family Housing Construction; Multi-Family Housing Construction; Commercial and Institutional Building Construction; Senior Living; Health & Fitness; Clean/Green/Sustainable Energy Technologies; High-efficiency Battery Technology; Power Grid Storage Technology; Wind, Solar and Other Alternative Energy
April 17, 2011

EB-5 Regional Center Designation, Management and Investors Procurement Seminar Announced in Houston

Speakers from a range of disciplines will address “EB-5 Regional Center Designation, Management and Investors Procurement” at a Friday, April. 29, 2011, seminar in Houston, Texas, Artisan Business Group, Inc., announced today. Presenters include well-known EB-5 professionals such as: Brian Su, CEO of Artisan Business Group, Inc.; Jose Latour of Latour Law;  Jo Ann Clarke, Founder of The EB-5 Resource Center; Dr. Scott W Barnhart, Barnhart Economics Services, LLC; John Jiang, US Managing Director of Henry Global Consulting Group; Michael Gibson,; and Thomas Shou of SinoTrans International. EB-5  Immigrant Investor Program was created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment. Immigrant investors create a new commercial enterprise or invest in a troubled business, and high net worth overseas investors get an available and expedient green card option. More than $2.5 billion has been invested in American enterprises through EB-5 in the last five years, creating tens of thousands of new jobs for U.S. workers. China and Korea are the largest markets for the U.S. EB-5 regional center investment projects.


The Houston EB-5 seminar will provide the latest legal and market information and updates to real estate and legal professionals who are experienced with EB-5 program and to those who are new to the program, including:


    *     Immigration and business attorneys: The EB-5 program is a highly beneficial permanent residence option for wealthy investors from China, Korea, Latin America, the Middle East and other parts of the world .


    *     Businesses considering EB-5 alternative capital: Given the current condition of the financial market, the EB-5 program may be the answer for many real estate and clean energy as well as various type of investment projects without traditional capital funding.


    *     Potential EB-5 Regional Center sponsors and developers: More than 90 percent of EB-5 investment is conducted through federally approved and designated EB-5 Regional Centers.


    *     Current EB-5 Regional Centers: The seminar will address developing a project through a Regional Center, properly setting up escrow accounts, drafting USCIS-compliant business plans, Regional Center administration and structuring an EB-5 enterprise, and effectively promoting and marketing the investment projects in China and other countries.


“The U.S. government created and established the EB-5 regional center pilot program. We’ve seen a lot interests from Chinese and Korean investors in past two years” said Brain Su, an EB-5 marketing expert speaking at the seminar. “Every day we learn something new about the EB-5 program. This seminar will help more real estate developers and investment communities to access the benefits of this unique EB-5 program.”


Registration for the April 29, 2011 Friday seminar at the DoubleTree by Hilton Guest Suites by the Galleria in Houston, Texas, is available at Group discount is available.

About The Author

Brian Su is the founder and CEO/President of Artisan Business Group, Inc., president of the EB-5 China Market Council, and founder and managing director of the China Specialists Alliance. He is also a member of the Association to the Investment in the USA. Mr. Su has extensive experience in international trade, business development, marketing management, and strategic planning. Prior to founding Artisan Business Group, Mr. Su served Illinois governor Jim Edgar and assisted him in his trade mission to China in 1996 and helped him host a number of Chinese government and trade delegations.

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