When businesses can compete for investment globally, they create jobs locally.

The EB-5 Investment Coalition (EB-5IC) is a broad-based, bipartisan organization of businesses, industry leaders, trade associations and elected officials mobilizing around the shared mission of putting Americans to work by reauthorizing and strengthening the critical EB-5 Regional Center Program. From a charter school in Utah and a manufacturing plant in South Carolina to a wind farm in Texas, EB-5 investments have funded job-creating projects in all 50 states and across a broad range of industries, including health care, education, manufacturing, energy, agriculture, retail, hospitality, transportation, infrastructure, and real estate. As a coalition, we’re united in our conviction that America cannot afford to sit on the sidelines in today’s increasingly competitive global economy.

EB-5 in Action

  • "The EB-5 Regional Center Program is an extremely effective tool for generating new economic activity and revitalizing communities like my hometown of San Antonio, now one of the fastest growing cities in America. This program empowers businesses to make the kind of forward-looking investments that put Americans to work and help local economies thrive."
    Henry Cisneros
    Co-Chair, Housing Commission of the Bipartisan Policy Center; former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Bill Clinton; former Mayor of San Antonio, TX
  • "Programs like EB-5 that encourage foreign investment in the United States provide multiple benefits to our country. By granting provisional visas to foreign investors, we create jobs in America and also generate a positive image of America globally. EB-5 applicants are subject to rigorous background checks for security. Equally, we must maintain the integrity and quality of the investments."
    Michael Chertoff
    Co-founder, the Chertoff group; former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush
  • “The list of projects that have been fueled by EB-5 investments is deep and diverse, including construction of hotels, schools, technology centers, and nursing homes across the country. The program has also provided funding for multiple infrastructure projects, such as port expansion in Baltimore or the building of a highway interchange in Southeast Pennsylvania. If Congress fails to renew the EB-5 Regional Center Program, these and other significant economic development projects, along with thousands of pending investor petitions, will be stopped in their tracks. There is no justification for allowing it to lapse.” Read the full story
    Tom Donohue
    President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • “The United States Conference of Mayors urges Congress to include a robust EB-5 Program through legislation including additional visas, ensuring that any reform of the EB-5 Program maintains the ability to deliver job-creating capital to urban areas, permanent authorization of the Regional Center Program, and streamlined approvals for all applications.” Read the full story