Lots of good questions! Here we go…
1. Some economists consider all jobs created by regional center projects to be indirect, especially with a loan model (as the NCE doesn’t actually hire anyone) and when construction is less than 24 months. That is, operations jobs won’t exist for long enough when the I-829 is filed and the construction jobs are done. Therefore, all indirect employment creation.
2. Any economic model’s inputs need a basis in an expenditure, which can be EB-5 funded or non-EB-5 funded. However, we would consult with a qualified economist to confirm.
3. Generally, the jobs must be created before filing the I-829. We would need more detail and the involvement of an EB-5 economist to develop a proper and approvable strategy.
You definitely ask thought provoking questions which can be answered by your experienced EB-5 attorney. With the assistance of the EB-5 attorney and an experienced EB-5 economist you will be able to develop a strategy and acceptable construction timeline to show how the required jibs will be created indirectly.