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Cali Baja Bi-National Mega-Region Asset Map
An asset map is being developed as an economic development tool for Imperial County, San Diego County and Baja California. This map is a marketing tool to show businesses the kind of support they would already have around them if they chose to...
Global Project Finance Infrastructure Review - Full Year 2013Members only Login
The Infrastructure Journal takes a look back at 2013 infrastructure project financings and the greater economy as a year of partial recovery. This report details the global infrastructure market and provides region by region analysis.
Improving the EB-5 Investor Visa Program: International Financing for U.S. Regional Economic DevelopmentMembers only Login
Brookings Institute proposes a number of suggestions for a reconsidered EB-5 regional center program to help federal policy makers strengthen the utility of this development finance tool and better accomplish the central goal of the program.
Illinois Office of Trade & Investment BrochureMembers only Login
The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity offers this brochure to help fulfill its mission of raising Illinois' profile as a global business leader. It offers facts on exporting, foreign direct investment, and other relevant agreements.
OIG Report: USCIS' EB-5 Regional Center ProgramMembers only Login
The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General audit of USCIS' EB-5 Regional Center Program provides an assessment of laws and regulations, foreign investments and job creation, program integrity, recommendations and more.
CDFA-Stifel Nicolaus Innovative Deals: Emerging International Finance Models Presentation
The United States has continued to pioneer new development finance models throughout the past two decades. However, recently some international models of finance have emerged that present the future of potential new structures in the United States....
CDFA-Stifel Nicolaus Webcast: Emerging International Finance ModelsMembers only Login
Recently, international models of finance have emerged that present potential new structures that might be deployed in the U.S. During this webcast, international speakers share presentations covering their organizations and successful financing...
Recommended Best Practices for EB-5 Regional Centers
IIUSA developed a list of best practices to provide comprehensive guidance to regional centers seeking to conduct business in a manner that will foster growth and success of the EB-5 program.
2014 Project Orange Thumb GrantsMembers only Login
If you’re part of a community garden group or civic organization in the U.S. or Canada, simply apply to the grant program by December 31. Your organization could receive $5,000 in cash and garden tools to help you reach your goals of community...
USCIS EB-5 Training MaterialsMembers only Login
This resource contains all USCIS EB-5 training materials through May 2011, as released to IIUSA through a FOIA request. Prepared by Karla Creech at Cornell Law School, the training materials contain nearly 800 pages of comprehensive information on...
Application and Petition Forms Related to the EB-5 Program
This document contains critical application and petition forms related to the EB-5 program including: I-526, I-485, DS-230, I-829, I-924 and I-924A.
Essentials of Immigration Law - Abbreviations and Acronyms
The American Immigration Lawyers Association published this comprehensive list of abbreviations and acronyms that apply to immigration law and the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.
Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration
Blank application for immigrant visa and alien registration (form DS-230) from the U.S. Department of State.
Maximizing the EB-5 OpportunityMembers only Login
Moderator Peter Joseph with IIUSA leads a session featuring the country's EB-5 experts as they showcase recent deals, finding investors, immigration process, and proving job creation & exit strategies.
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program - Urban Land InstituteMembers only Login
Steve Polivy with Akerman gave a brief presentation covering the basic features of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program to the Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group. In the presentation, Polivy describes the essential functions of a regional...
EB-5 Investor Program and the State of MinnesotaMembers only Login
This study by the Carlson Consulting Enterprise explores how Minnesota can best leverage the federal EB-5 Program to drive employment in the state. Basics of EB-5, detailed processes of the program, historical data, assessment, models and projects,...
Isofoton - Perspective from INA Factory in Napoleon, OHMembers only Login
Michael Peck with Isofoton North America shares the private sector perspective on energy finance and manufacturing a high quality product. Peck also explains the working capital cycle of Isofoton.
Infrastructure Productivity: How To Save $1T a YearMembers only Login
This 2013 report from the McKinsey Global Institute and McKinsey & Company’s Infrastructure Practice discusses the current state of the world's infrastructure and the global demand for new and upgraded infrastructure. According to the authors, the...
USDA Rural Business & Cooperative ServicesMembers only Login
Dan Beasley discusses the United States Department of Agriculture, through the Office of Rural Development, programs to assist rural businesses. Beasley also discusses a few noteworthy programs that may be of assistance to reshored manufacturers.
IJ Online Seminar: Institutional Investors and Infrastructure in the USMembers only Login
The Infrastructure Journal webinar, Exploring and Identifying Appetite for Investment in Infrastructure, addressed the growing need for infrastructure development in the US and the recent push by the federal government for infrastructure spending to...
EDA TAAF Program - 2012 Annual Report to CongressMembers only Login
The EDA released their 2012 Annual Report to Congress for the TAAF Program, which proved to be tremendously successful. The program helps distressed U.S. businesses, engaged in the global market, to develop new strategies by providing cost-sharing...
Financial Support for ExportsMembers only Login
Michael Jackson with the Export-Import Bank of the United States discusses programs offered by Ex-Im Bank to facilitate increased export activity for a variety of industries including manufacturing. Jackson reviews specific programs and how they...
Finance Programs to Help On-Shore Production and Expand Export SalesMembers only Login
Dennis Chrisbaum with U.S. Small Business Administration explains the various federal finance programs SBA offers to help manufacturers boost production and expand export sales. Chrisbaum emphasizes benefits of each program and encourages potential...
Energy & Reshoring of ManufacturingMembers only Login
Neal Elliot with American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy explores the role energy plays in our overall economy and specifically how critical it is to manufacturing. Elliot makes the case that energy efficiency is an important component of...
MEP - Supporting U.S. ManufacturingMembers only Login
Mark Schmit at NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership explains the program's efforts to work with manufacturers and provide services and access to resources that enhance growth, improve productivity, and expand capacity.
SBA Quick Reference Guide for Manufacturers Seeking FinancingMembers only Login
Jeanne Hulit with the Small Business Administration shared a quick reference guide covering how manufacturers can utilize SBA programs to help with start-up costs, entering a higher risk industry, securing longer term financing, or collateral to...
Re-Thinking Cities: A Strategy for Integrated InfrastructureMembers only Login
This report from Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) explores a complex problem many countries are facing across the world, need for substantial infrastructure investment during a time of fiscal constraint. In this report, IPA stresses the...
EB-5 Immigration & Investment ProceduresMembers only Login
Cleveland International Fund created an easy, informative graphic which outlines the general steps for the EB-5 immigration and investment process from potential investor to receiving a permanent green card.
The Pennsylvania Global Access ProgramMembers only Login
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development administers the Pennsylvania Global Access Program which is designed to enhance export sales for small to mid-sized companies. Thorough program details, guidelines, and application are...
IIUSA EB-5 Visa StatisticsMembers only Login
The Association to Invest In USA released a variety of data sets and graphs to analyze the EB-5 Visa program. Statistics were gathered from 2006-2012.
Re-Shoring: Manufacturing Renaissance?Members only Login
John Colm with WIRE-Net explains the reshoring trend. Colm focuses on the economic impact of reshoring and describes what motivates companies to relocate.
Reshoring Manufacturing: Introduction & UnderstandingMembers only Login
Harry Moser with the Reshoring Initiative describes how to objectively decide to offshore or reshore, using economic models, reports, and case studies.
Project Finance: EB-5 Investor Visa OptionMembers only Login
Julie Ferguson with Carlton Fields discusses EB-5 Investor Visa as an option for financing projects. The presentation provides an overview of the EB-5 program.
EB-5 Guidance Memo: Cases Involving Tenant-OccupancyMembers only Login
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published this guidance memorandum intended to facilitate adjunction of cases involving issues related to the "tenant-occupancy" methodology for establishing job creation in EB-5 cases.
Development Finance Perspectives: Reshored Manufacturing & Tax-Exempt Bonds to Drive Restoration Post-Sandy
Toby Rittner at CDFA shares an exciting trend known as reshored manufacturing and explains the tremendous potential to bring companies back to the United States. Furthermore, Rittner presents a case for tax-exempt bonds to finance the restoration of...
Facts About Manufacturing 9th EditionMembers only Login
The 9th edition of Facts About Manufacturing is published collaboratively between National Association of Manufacturers, Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, and The Manufacturing Institute. Together they share tremendous...
Ex-Im Bank Operations and Financial Condition ReportMembers only Login
This report from the Export-Import Bank of the United States provides a thorough review of the Bank's activities in FY 2011 and 2012, including the performance of all financing programs.
Why Your State Needs a P3, PPP AuthorityMembers only Login
Brien Desilets of Claret Consulting explains the history of Public Private Partnerships in the U.S. and abroad, and why every state should adopt the financing model.
TIF: Solution for England's Stalled Developments?
Christopher Brigstocke and Mark Simpson with Squire Sanders explore how TIF works and how effective it may be in England.
Tennessee Economic & Community Development 2011 Annual ReportMembers only Login
Tennessee's Department of Economic & Community Development describe the massive overhaul the department experienced under new Governor Bill Haslem. The document also explains their approach and focus for economic and community development moving...
Moving Forward on Public-Private PartnershipsMembers only Login
Emilia Istrate and Robert Puentes of Brookings-Rockefeller discuss the state of Public-Private Partnerships in the US and abroad, and how P3s may progress in the future.
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