The United States EB-5 Visa, Employment-Based Fifth Preference Category or EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program, created in 1990 by the Immigration Act of 1990, provides a method for eligible Immigrant Investors to become lawful permanent residents - informally known as "green card" holders - by investing at least $1,000,000 to finance a business in the City of Seat Pleasant that will employ at least 10 American workers.
Most immigrant investors who use the EB-5 program can invest in a targeted employment area (TEA) such as the City of Seat Pleasant an area of high unemployment. The investment threshold has been lowered to $500,000. The EB-5 program is intended to encourage both "foreign investments and economic growth. The EB-5 program is intended to encourage both "foreign investments and economic growth.
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program is one of five employment-based (EB) preference programs in the United States. Immigrant investors have the choice of investing individually in target areas such as City of Seat Pleasant or they can choose to work through a larger investor pool via regional centers. Regional centers are federally approved third-party intermediaries that "connect foreign investors with developers in need of funding, and channel these investment into target areas such as the City of Seat Pleasant.