The Regional Center Investment Program was developed by the U.S. Congress as a stimulus to foreigners utilizing the EB-5 visa immigration category. A regional center:
- Is an institution or organization recognized by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
- Concentrated on certain projects or geographical locations found in the United States
- Encourages economic advancement by supplementing export sales, enhancing regional efficiency, producing job opportunities, and raising U.S. capital investment
The Regional Center Investment Program has experienced widespread success and shows exponential signs of potential. Enhancements to the program over the course of its existence have steadily increased the number of EB-5 category visas attained.