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CDFA EB-5 Finance Update October 13, 2015

EB-5 Finance Update
October 13, 2015
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AZ Senator Introduces EB-5 Regional Center Legislation
According to the National Law Review, Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona introduced the "Targeted Employment Areas Improvement Act," which amends the definition of targeted employment areas under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

EB-5 Regional Center Program is Extended through December 11
Congress passed a government funding bill containing a short-term extension of the EB-5 Regional Center Program through December 11, 2015. The National Law Review reports that some reforms will ultimately be made to the EB-5 Regional Center Program.

EB-5 Program: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities for States and Localities
Analyzing recent government data and independent studies of the program, Bipartisan Policy Center provides an overview of the EB-5 program's history, performance, and impacts to date. This paper also looks at the increasing interest in creating either partnerships with regional centers or in creating their own regional centers to diversify their access to resources.

IIUSA Sends Congress Letter of Support for EB-5 Reauth.
Invest in the USA (IIUSA) delivered a letter to Congress signed by more than 875 organizations supporting reauthorization of the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program. According to Business Wire, reauthorization is critical to support job creation in sectors ranging from healthcare to construction to energy production.

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AISA Selects NES Financial's EB-5 Fund Administration Solution
PR Web | Oct. 8 | EB-5 Visa

Bill Would Create Clean Energy Tax-Advantaged Bonds
The Bond Buyer | Oct. 7 | Bond Finance | Energy Finance | Federal | Green Finance | Legislative

InvestUS to Fund Over 540 New Jobs in NM
Benzinga | Oct. 5 | EB-5 Visa | Economic Development

EB-5 Extended Through Mid-December
The Real Deal | Oct. 1 | EB-5 Visa

Backup Plan for Hotel Funding
The Des Moines Register | Sep. 29 | EB-5 Visa

EB-5 and Crowdfunding Investments for Restaurants
Global Hospitality Group | Sep. 22 | Crowdfunding | EB-5 Visa

Report Outlines EB-5 Program Successes, Challenges
Bipartisan Policy Center | Sep. 18 | EB-5 Visa

Reform on the Horizon for the Popular EB-5 Program
National Law Review | Sep. 17 | EB-5 Visa | Federal | Legislative

Downturns, Mezzanine Debt, and EB-5 Deals
Commercial Observer | Sep. 15 | Development Finance Toolbox | EB-5 Visa

EB-5 Financing Matters
The National Law Review | Sep. 14 | EB-5 Visa

5 Things to Know About EB-5 Real Estate Finance
Wall Street Journal | Sep. 10 | EB-5 Visa

Pressure on Congress to Reauthorize Regional Center Program
Business Wire | Sep. 9 | EB-5 Visa | Economic Development

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