EB-5 Investment Coalition

The EB-5 Investment Coalition, co-chaired by Managing Shareholder Laura Foote Reiff, joined forces with key members of the EB-5 industry to advocate the reauthorization of the program before the September 30, 2015 expiration date.

On August 5, 2015, an EB-5 Stakeholder Letter was hand-delivered to key Members of Congress of the Senate and House leadership and chairmen and ranking members of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees. A copy of the letter was widely circulated to various staff members in Congress, as well as staff of both the Senate and House Judiciary Committees.

The EB-5 Stakeholder Letter encouraged these key leaders to continue the dialogue on extending or making permanent the EB-5 program, and in coming to a consensus on the necessary reforms and changes needed for the program as the program gains even more momentum and use. With the September 30, 2015 expiration date looming, the letter brings attention to the benefits of the EB-5 program by highlighting the key projects and industries it assists through foreign capital investment. The letter also highlights the economic impact the program has had on the U.S. economy, both in terms of job growth and capital investment. Finally, the letter commends Senators and Representatives for their leadership so far and encourages continued bipartisan cooperation to achieve the program’s timely reauthorization.
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A June U.S. Policy Metrics/Hamilton Place Strategies report Harnessing Private Capital For Job Creation: An Analysis Of The EB-5 Visa Program demonstrates the impact of the EB-5 visa program as a net job creator and budget-neutral catalyst for bringing private investment into the U.S. The report was commissioned by the EB-5 Investment Coalition (EB-5IC), a broad-based, bipartisan organization focused on reauthorizing and strengthening the EB-5 Regional Center Program. This report is authored by Steve McMillin, a partner at U.S. Policy Metrics and former deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush; Michael Solon, also a partner at U.S. Policy Metrics and former budget advisor to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY); and Matt McDonald, a partner at Hamilton Place Strategies and a former advisor to President George W. Bush.
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