The Bipartisan Policy Center will be hosting a panel discussion on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at its office in Washington, D.C. to discuss the EB-5 Regional Center Program, which, without congressional action, will sunset on September 30, 2015.  The panel discussion will review the successes and challenges the EB-5 program has faced as it has been put to use in states and localities in the United States.  Panelists will also discuss the benefits–and potential–of the EB-5 program in creating thousands of jobs and allowing important infrastructure and civic projects to be completed, often in areas that are in need of economic development.  The discussion will also touch on some misperceptions of the EB-5 program, some criticisms the EB-5 program has faced, and the proposed reforms from recent legislation that have the potential to address areas in need of improvement and enhance the program’s effectiveness.