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EB-5 Informational Seminar

The International Business Accelerator, the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance, and Civitas Capital Group joined together to present a seminar on the U.S. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, which took place on April 26, 2013 at the Dona Ana Branch Small Business Development Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The EB-5 program is a unique, federally approved program, which utilizes foreign investment dollars for economic development and job creation projects. Seminar topics will included:

EB5 Presentation
Civitas CEO Daniel Healy presents to local business leaders.

Potential impact of EB-5 investment zone for the region

  • Who is Civitas? – Introduction
  • Overview of the EB-5 program– unique federal program that has created capital for specific projects
  • Mechanics of EB-5 program
  • Who is authorized to invest EB-5 funds? TEAs
  • Process & timeline of utilizing EB-5 funds
  • Investment criteria
  • Example of one of Civitas’ funded projects (in Dallas)
  • What is the El Paso/Dona Ana regional center? Expectations?