A US business looking to attract EB5 investors can be “direct,” accepting EB-5 investors directly and only counting direct jobs, or a “Regional Center Project,” associating with an established EB-5 regional center and able to count indirect and induced jobs. With a direct EB-5 project, you can start accepting EB5 investors and filing I-526 petitions using your EB5-compliant project documentation. You can also associate with an existing EB5 Regional Center, who can file an amendment to get your project pre-approved, or can start filing the I-526 petitions without pre-approval.
As you can see, there are many options that can work for your project. Retaining qualified EB5 counsel, like the attorneys at our law firm, can help your project with compliance and marketability.
Your question is vague. Are you a U.S. Businessperson seeking EB-5 funding for expansion of a successful growing business; restructuring a stale but stable business that has hit a plateau in terms of growth potential; or to save/rescue a failing business? OR are you an alien entrepreneur who is seeking to file for an EB-5 visa? Your question leaves me wanting to know more before attempting to supply any substantive answer.
You will need to retain an experienced EB-5 Attorney who can advise you on the legal and policy requirements to make your project EB-5 compliant. In fact, as long as you can show that the required personal founds of the investor is in the process of being invested or already has been invested and how the funds are going to be used through a comprehensive business plan to create 10 full time U.S. jobs, then the investor will be ready to file an investors I-526 petition.