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GAO Report - EPA Should Take Additional Actions to Manage Risks to Superfund Sites from Climate ChangeMembers only Login
GAO was asked to review issues related to the impact of climate change on nonfederal NPL sites. GAO analyzed available federal data; reviewed laws, regulations, and documents; interviewed federal officials and stakeholders; visited three nonfederal...
Regional Resilience Toolkit: 5 Steps to Build Large Scale Resilience to Natural DisasterMembers only Login
Cities, regions, and states across the country are facing natural disasters that can have devastating effects on life, property, the economy, and ecosystems. Climate change is already having observable effects on the environment, and past conditions...
MOU Between the US EPA and the DHS FEMA Pertaining to State Revolving Fund Programs Members only Login
Memorandum of Understanding between the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Regarding Coordination between EPA and FEMA Pertaining to State Revolving Fund...
Understanding EB-5 Securitites Law: Broker Issues and Unique Risks
Michael Homeier from Homeier Law PC presents on EB-5 Securities Law with a special focus on broker issues and the unique risks of EB-5 securities.
Speedway Business Park Roadmap to Redevelopment
Merit Development, of Fairmont, WV, is redeveloping the former Owens-Illinois Glass Factory into a business park. With cleanup complete, Merit is ready to undertake several other development challenges on the site including FEMA floodplain...
The Ark Project at JFKMembers only Login
JFK International Airport’s latest redevelopment project is a unique one: a $65 million, 178,000 square foot state of the art facility for pets. The Ark at JFK will offer pre-flight micro-chipping, kennels, an aviary, and more. This large-scale...
Understanding Loan Documents in EB-5 Project Financing Members only Login
This article explains the typical loan arrangement used in EB-5 transactions, focusing on the overall structure to identify various parties and ancillary loan documents involved and their respective roles in EB-5 transactions.
Understanding EB-5 Forms and ProcessMembers only Login
Stephen Yale-Loehr and Robert Divine describe the EB-5 forms and processes to understand, including the I-924, I-526, DS-260, and I-485.
Funding Brownfield Projects with EB-5 Program
This article from Schnapf, LLC examines the EB-5 program and how can provide alternative financing for brownfield redevelopment.
What TEA Projects Might Look Like Under EB-5 2.0Members only Login
In a working paper published by the NYU Stern School of Business, authors Jeanne Calderon and Gary Friedland explore how targeted employment projects would evolve if proposed EB-5 rule changes are passed by Congress.
Disaster Resiliency: Fitch Ratings ApproachMembers only Login
Larry Levitz from Fitch Ratings explains how Fitch Ratings approach to a municipality's resiliency to disasters and dependency on FEMA could be reflected in ratings.
Disaster Resiliency: Louisiana Public Facilities AuthorityMembers only Login
Jim Parks from the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority explains the role LPFA played in helping the state recover post-Katrina including the use of bridge loans, recovery bonds, and FEMA assistance.
EB-5 Regional Center ProgramMembers only Login
David Andersson (IIUSA), David Bovee (Zenith Capital), and Cletus Weber (Peng & Weber, PLLC) explain the impact of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program across the country, as well as the program's economic impact in the state of Washington.
EB-5 Program: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities for States and LocalitiesMembers only Login
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...
Roadmap of EB-5 Capital: An Alternative Financing Tool for Commercial Real Estate Projects
This publication from New York University’s Stern School of Business includes appendices showing a sample EB-5 mezzanine loan structure and terms along with a select database of large-scale Regional Center projects. The first section provides...
EB-5 Financing in PAMembers only Login
Debbie A. Klis from Ballard Spar gives an overview of the EB-5 investment visa program and its requirements types of EB-5 projects and ways to use the EB-5 program.
Vermont EB-5 Regional Center - A World of OpportunityMembers only Login
Brent Raymond of the Vermont EB-5 Regional Center explains their program, the troubled business provision, foreign direct investments, and the effect EB-5 has on the state.
EB-5 BasicsMembers only Login
Steven Yale-Loehr of Miller Mayer LLP and Robert Divine with Baker Donelson break down EB-5 describing the basic definitions, acronyms, and requirements.
Finding InvestorsMembers only Login
Lili Wang of New City Advisors details the challenges of finding investors for EB-5 capital and dispenses advice for a better approach at finding quality and professional international funds.
EB-5 as Component of the Capital StackMembers only Login
This presentation by Jon Mullen, Vice President at EB5 Capital, describes how EB5 can fit into the capital stack, the institutional investor approach, the expected structures, and more.
EB-5 as a Component in the Capital StackMembers only Login
Stephen Strnisha of the Cleveland International Fund illustrates how the agency combines EB-5 financing with several other financing tools in order to successfully fund developments.
Partnering with EB-5 Regional CentersMembers only Login
Peter Englander with Portland Development Commission shares EB-5 case studies and explores the benefits and opportunities EB-5 presents to public partners.
Global Investors, Kentucky JobsMembers only Login
The regional center Bluegrass International Fund (BIF), located in Kentucky, faces unique challenges. These are outlined, along with a number of other BIF strategies and projects, by President & CEO Lynn Allen.
What's in an EB-5 Project's Capital Stack?Members only Login
Greg White with Seyfarth Shaw illustrates how EB-5 investments can fit into the overall capital stack, covering corporate finance considerations.
Understanding EB-5 Forms and ProcessMembers only Login
The numerous documents, applications, and processes of EB-5 are explained by Robert Divine of Baker Donelson and Stephen Yale-Loehr of Miller Mayer LLP.
Michigan: Open to the WorldMembers only Login
Joe Borgstrom, COO of the Michigan Community Development Corporation, describes the benefits of utilizing the EB-5 program in the state of Michigan.
Michigan-Indiana EB-5 Regional CenterMembers only Login
Greg Nicholas explains the basics behind the EB-5 program, as well as the roles and responsibilities of the Michigan-Indiana EB-5 Regional Center in assisting investment projects.
Pairing EB-5 with Tax Credit EquityMembers only Login
Cam Turner of United Fund Advisors presents strategies, as well as several case studies, regarding the EB-5 program and the advantages of pairing the program with tax credit equity.
The EB-5 Program as a Capital Access Tool
Clem Turner of Homier & Law, P.C. discusses the basics behind the EB-5 program and methods in using the program as a tool to access capital.
What's Next? EB5 Trends and Developments
Peter Joseph, Executive Director of IIUSA, shares some marketing trends, statistics and capital formation related to the EB-5 visa.
Investing in Job CreationMembers only Login
The role and experience of an EB-5 regional center is explained by Bill Gresser of the EB-5 New York State Regional Center, touching on the steps necessary to facilitate job creation.
EB-5 as a Component in the Capital StackMembers only Login
Stephen Strnisha of the Cleveland International Fund illustrates how the agency combines EB-5 financing with several other financing tools in order to successfully fund developments.
Finding InvestorsMembers only Login
Stephen Strnisha of the Cleveland International Fund explains the process of finding investors, working with immigration agents, and building visibility overseas.
PIDC Regional CenterMembers only Login
Wanda Speight describes her organization, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, and their role as a partner with CanAm Enterprises in offering foreign investment opportunities.
EB-5 BasicsMembers only Login
Steven Yale-Loehr of Miller Mayer LLP and Robert Divine with Baker Donelson break down EB-5 describing the basic definitions, acronyms, and requirements.
Understanding EB-5 Forms and ProcessMembers only Login
The numerous documents, applications, and processes of EB-5 are explained by Robert Divine of Baker Donelson and Stephen Yale-Loehr of Miller Mayer LLP.
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