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Focus: Forming and Operating an EB-5 Regional Center: A Guide for Developers and Business Innovators
Editor: Angelo A. Paparelli and L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens Contributing Editor: Maurice Berez


  1. Introduction
  2. Multiple Players - each with different expectations and conflicting interests in the EB-5 RC process
  3. History of Program, Narrowed Scope of the RC Designation over Time and Challenges Created Along the Way
  4. Understanding the Basics of the EB-5 Program for RCs
  5. Applying for RC Designation and Amendment
  6. Best Practice and tips to avoid common pitfalls and USCIS requests for additional evidence
  7. Problems, Concerns, and Best Practices
  8. Additional Resources

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