Georgia Regional Center (GRC) was designated by USCIS as a regional center under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program (“Pilot Program”) on June 8, 2011.  GRC is working as an engine for economic development within each area of investment by designing quality EB-5 investor projects that bring the best possible outcome for job creation and economic development in the communities in Georgia and for immigration benefits and financial returns for foreign investors.

Georgia Regional Center (GRC) is a private economic unit (an EB-5 regional center) to participate in the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program which is involved with the promotion of economic growth including: increased export sales, improved regional productivity, job creation, and increased domestic capital investment within designated regions in Georgia.   GRC will focus on the development of student housing projects in Atlanta, Georgia.  GRC has been approved for developing EB-5 investment projects in the following four target industry economic categories: Student Housing, Real Estate Construction, Education Services and Food Services.

At Georgia Regional Center (GRC) we are committed to offering best services to foreign immigrant investors and creating engines for economic development in Georgia through our EB-5 investment projects.  In addition to our own development projects, Georgia Regional Center will also sponsor and select other quality EB-5 investment projects that meet EB-5 regulation requirements and investor’s needs.  These projects will be in student housing, real estate construction, food services and education services as approved by USCIS.

As requested by Georgia Regional Center (GRC), USCIS has designed the Metro Atlanta Area as GRC’s geographic area for foreign investment.  More specifically, the Metro Atlanta Area consists of the following 28 counties:

Barrow, DeKalb, Lamar, Bartow, Douglas, Meriwether, Butts, Fayette, Newton, Carroll, Forsyth, Paulding, Cherokee, Fulton, Pickens, Clayton, Gwinnett, Pike, Cobb, Haralson, Rockdale, Coweta,  Heard, Spalding, Dawson, Henry, Walton, and Jasper.

Metro Atlanta Area is officially designated by the US Census Bureau as the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is the most populous metro area in the State of Georgia and the ninth-largest metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the United States.

Georgia Regional Center is designing and developping projects that will help create jobs for U.S. workers and make profits for foreign investors.  When Georgia Regional Center selects development projects for EB-5 investment, it will focus on the details of the proposed projects to evaluate the projects for job creation and profit making.  It will evaluate the project developers’ experience in project development, professionalism (ethical or moral characters), and financial ability.  In most cases, Georgia Regional Center will retain third party professionals assisting in due diligence of screening and evaluating project developers and managers to avoid people with a history of unscrupulous dealings.

Georgia Regional Center will select and hire reputable and experienced development and construction firms to develop and construct the approved EB-5 projects.  If an EB-5 project is primarily developed and constructed by a GRC contracted developer and builder, GRC will implement quality control procedures and policies and oversee the project development and management.  First, a series of legal documents including agreements will be executed between GRC and the selected project developers, including their promises to comply with GRC’s quality control procedure and policy.  Second, GRC will have access to all information, particularly the financial data and employment information, of the selected projects. GRC will be informed of the amount and purpose of all costs and expenditures as well as who has been hired to work on the projects.   The goal of GRC’s quality control procedure and policy is to safeguard the mission of Georgia Regional Center: create the best possible outcome for job creation and maximize financial returns for foreign investors.