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EB-5 Program: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities for States and Localities

KEYWORDS: EB-5 PROGRAM, JIM DOUGLAS, MIKE BEEBE

WHEN: Thursday, September 17, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20005

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Since the recession, the federal EB-5 immigrant investor visa program has skyrocketed in popularity, propelled by a regional center program providing potential avenues for funding high-value public and private infrastructure projects. Responsible for an increasing number of important civic projects and the creation of thousands of jobs, the EB-5 program has also come under fire for being susceptible to fraud, easily manipulated, and in need of serious reform.

As the clock ticks toward the program’s expiration at the end of September without congressional action,  BPC held a panel discussion on the successes, challenges and opportunities for states and localities funding infrastructure and other high-priority projects, often in economically distressed areas.

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EB-5 Program: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities for States and Localities


Featuring

Governor Mike Beebe
Former Governor of Arkansas
Member, BPC Governors’ Council

Governor Jim Douglas
Former Governor of Vermont
Member, BPC Governors’ Council

George Olsen
Co-Founder & Managing Principal, New York City Regional Center

Moderated by:

Theresa Brown
Director of Immigration Policy, BPC
@BPC_TBrown