As an EB-5 investor you can invest in a new commercial enterprise which is not located in the same location as where you live. You can participate as a manager in a limited role and this can be done remotely.
You can make an investment in Alaska if you wished and still live or study in Boston! The active participation requirement is such that you will have to be able to vote on the matters of the business, but not be at the actual location for day to day operations. That is, you can do this remotely.