Kraft accepted the award which recognizes Regional Centers that have been successful in bringing EB-5 projects "full circle". These Regional Centers have had their I-829 petitions approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Presented by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the award recognizes the world's most innovative economic development programs and partnerships, along with the year's most influential leaders. The Water Council was praised for having created positive change within its community.
During the 6th Annual IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum set in Los Angeles, Kraft served as panelist during a breakout session. The topic was Issue Spotting in EB-5 Legislation for Regional Centers.
The 6th annual event will be held over the course of two days. Over 400 guests are expected to attend, including international investment and economic development professionals from around the world. U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX, 10th District) will be a keynote speaker.
The downtown Milwaukee region has seen a surge in hotel development in recent years. One hotel, however, FirstPathway Partners project, Milwaukee Marriott Downtown, continues to stand out in the crowd.
Officials from the Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) came together recently in an effort to strategize opportunities to commercialize technology in some of the following areas: emerging materials and science, information and communication engineering, robotics engineering, and energy systems engineering.
Hundreds of people showed up to the hotel's grand opening celebration, sampling hors d'oeuvres and signature cocktails. A calligraphist personalized ceramic pet food bowls, paying homage to the boutique hotel's pet friendly policy. A live band played on the rooftop terrace, a popular spot for guests who enjoyed sweeping views of the Historic Third Ward and downtown Milwaukee.
Kraft will attend the two-day long event October 11th and 12th which will focus on educational and business development on a global scale. International investment and economic development professionals from all over the world will be in attendance and guests will be invited to panels on legislative and regulatory activities to help shape the future of the EB-5 program.