EB-5 Investment Services

Here at BES, we take a comprehensive and detailed approach when it comes to our clients’ interests. We offer a robust portfolio of EB-5 services suitable to your goals. Please review below.

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

Client Requirements for I-924 Regional Center Applications

Construction and Development Budget: Separate Hard costs; Soft costs; Land acquisition costs.
Pro-forma Financial Statements: Forecasted Gross Revenues from the project(s) and/or the number of direct employees to be hired.
The Timing of all Phases: Calendar Year.
Study Area Data: USCIS requires “up-to-date” data. Implan Data: $350/county and $1,200 to $4,275 per state.
Ongoing operations: Segment current expenditures and/or jobs from any future expenditures and/or jobs to be created. Current operations cannot be counted.

EB-5 Job Creation Studies (IMPLAN and RIMS II)

Scope of Work

Compile most recent available demographic and economic information for the relevant economic area in the State of State Name.
Build regional models for the relevant economic area using the Impact Analysis for Planning (IMPLAN) Professional input-output analysis and social accounting software and associated databases (MIG, Inc), including multipliers for indirect/induced effects arising from industry supply chain activity, spending by employee households, local/state and federal governments, and capital investment.
Assign project annual development expenditures, operating revenues and employment to pertinent industry sectors in the regional models, based on definitions of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Estimate share of expenditures made in the state or local area, and share of revenues originating from outside the local area or state, for each proposed business activity (if applicable for regional analysis).
Estimate regional economic impacts of the proposed project in the county and state, including employment (full-time and part-time jobs), output (revenue), value added, labor income, property income, and indirect business taxes to governments.
Determine number of potential investors supported by the project based on investment and job creation guidelines for USCIS Regional Centers in Targeted Employment Areas, if applicable.
Write report on study findings (see contents described below) and submit to the client as an electronic document (pdf).
Provide oral consultation to the client to explain study methods, findings and conclusions (upon request).

EB-5 Job Creation Feasibility Analysis (IMPLAN and RIMS II)

Barnhart Economic Services, LLC can conduct an economic job creation analysis to determine if your project(s) generates sufficient jobs to be financially feasible.

This will determine whether the project will create enough jobs to obtain the EB-5 capital needed.  Just as in the full job creation study, a unique, multi-county economic model is built for your specific location.

Scope of Work

Build regional models for the relevant economic area using the Impact Analysis for Planning (IMPLAN) Professional input-output analysis and social accounting software and associated databases (MIG, Inc), including multipliers for indirect/induced effects arising from industry supply chain activity, spending by employee households, local/state and federal governments, and capital investment.
Assign project annual development expenditures, operating revenues and employment to pertinent industry sectors in the regional models, based on definitions of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Estimate regional economic impacts of the proposed project in the county and state, including employment (full-time and part-time jobs), output (revenue), value added, labor income, property income, and indirect business taxes to governments.
Determine number of potential investors supported by the project based on investment and job creation guidelines for USCIS Regional Centers in Targeted Employment Areas, if applicable.
Write brief report on job creation results and submit to the client as an electronic document (pdf)
Build regional models for the relevant economic area using the Impact Analysis for Planning (IMPLAN) Professional input-output analysis and social accounting software and associated databases (MIG, Inc), including multipliers for indirect/induced effects arising from industry supply chain activity, spending by employee households, local/state and federal governments, and capital investment.
Assign project annual development expenditures, operating revenues and employment to pertinent industry sectors in the regional models, based on definitions of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Estimate regional economic impacts of the proposed project in the county and state, including employment (full-time and part-time jobs), output (revenue), value added, labor income, property income, and indirect business taxes to governments.
Determine number of potential investors supported by the project based on investment and job creation guidelines for USCIS Regional Centers in Targeted Employment Areas, if applicable.
Write brief report on job creation results and submit to the client as an electronic document (pdf)

Targeted Employment Area (TEA) Designation

Barnhart Economic Services, LLC has obtained the national, corrected Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) data set from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Therefore, we can construct TEA’s for any area in the United States.

What Is A TEA Designation?

A TEA or Targeted Employment Area is any contiguous set of census tracts encompassing either a rural area or an area experiencing unemployment of at least 150 percent of the national average rate.

High Unemployment Areas or Rural Areas

From 8 CFR 204.6 (i)

A high unemployment area may be designated by a state authority or independent economists if the unemployment rate is at least 150% of the national rate.

The Area may include a geographic area or subdivision within an MSA, a city, or town, i.e., can be as small as a Census Tract.

Rural Area: any area outside an MSA and outside the boundary of any city or town having a population of 20,000 or more.

What if My Census Tract is not a TEA?

We can construct a TEA using Census Tract data.  However, it is necessary that surrounding areas have high unemployment rates while also having a large labor force.  Surrounding Census Tracts with high unemployment but low numbers in the labor force will not help as these calculations are weighted averages.​

General Economic Impact Studies

Scope of Work

What are the main types of goods or services to be offered in the projects?  For example, in the case of a commercial real estate venture, there may be construction and then several different types of businesses that would occupy the commercial space, such as retail, resorts, hotels, health spas, etc. This information is crucial to determine the specific North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code(s) that are used in regional economic models.

If construction involved, how long this will take?  Will the project(s) be done in phases, e.g., a first building to be opened two years from now, a second to open four years from now, etc. Where will the principal production/operation facilities and management offices be located (city, county, state)?  Finally, the actual or planned income, expenditures, and employment of individuals in all phases of the project(s) are needed.  Pro-forma income statements are very useful in this regard.

Business Plan Development

Business plan services are available for EB-5, E-1, E-2 L-1 and H1-B visas.

Barnhart Economic Services, LLC has extensive experience creating business plans for new regional centers and individual projects ranging from $1mm to over $150mm in total project cost.

We work closely with our clients to ensure that all requisite information is included per USCIS guidelines and Matter of Ho compliant.  Our business plans typically include but are not limited to:

Regional Center Operating Agreements
Project Funding Overview
Sources and Uses of Funds
Funds Committed
Financial Statements
Staffing Charts
Development Timelines
Administrative Processes
Marketing Plans
Overview of Offering and Investment Structure

Our pricing structure is competitive, please contact us for personalized quote.

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