The IIUSA EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference is the longest running EB-5 conference attended by international investment and economic development professionals in the world. A combination of grassroots advocacy, advanced education, and business development opportunities were presented at the hugely successful conference. The federal government, along with regulatory speakers of Congress shared information on the future of the EB-5 program. Topics included "congressional perspectives on the EB-5 Program reauthorization in 2015, potential regulatory reforms, the impact of visa "retrogression" on EB-5 investor markets, federal inter-agency collaboration and oversight, and more."
Over 20 experts in the EB-5 industry spoke at the event on subjects such as securities laws & EB-5, due diligence, ensuring deal terms to protect investors, information on China (cultural, economic, and political trends), latest USCIS adjudication and processing trends for EB-5 petition/applications and government and public affairs overview.
Attendees were able to help advocate for immediate EB-5 Regional Center Program reauthorization, which is due to sunset in September 2015. Billions of dollars in capital investment and GDP has supported tens of thousands of U.S. jobs and over a billion dollars in federal/state/local tax revenue on an annual basis--all at no cost to the taxpayer.
The conference also was a celebration of IIUSA's 10-year anniversary. IIUSA was founded in 2005, with less than 10 EB-5 Regional Centers, but has grown to more than 260 Regional Center members, accounting for over 95% of all the EB-5 capital formation today.