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[Q] Why do investment structures of various regional centers differ?
Investment structures of various regional centers differ because of different industries their EB-5 projects are involved in, offering documents, job-calculation methodology and capital investment structures contained in regional center applications submitted to and ultimately approved by CSC.
From a broad perspective, approved regional centers can be divided into two types of investment structures: the controlling New Commercial Enterprise entity engages in EITHER full or part equity participation or the controlling New Commercial Enterprise engages in lending activities. There are advantages and disadvantages in both kinds of investment structures, depending again on the nature of projects.
Therefore, although one can say investment structures of regional centers are pretty much similar, different EB-5 projects can vary in important aspects.
The best analogy we believe in comparing regional centers is comparing cars. The same manufacturing company can own and operate several brand names, and each brand car has slightly different emphasis that appeal to different consumers.