What happens if a regional center changes its job verification method?
I have a potential EB-5 business investment for which an IMPLAN economic analysis was conducted. The business wants to change the way jobs are reported from the revenue model in the study to counting jobs directly through W-2 forms. Does this seem feasible? Have there been any cases where a regional center has submitted an I-526 that uses W-2 forms as a way of calculating direct jobs, and at the same time used just the indirect/induced job calculations from an IMPLAN study for the same project?
Based upon recent EB-5 policy determinations as long as the required jobs have been created at the I-829 stage then the I-829 will be approved. That is, changes in job creation methodology whether is is IMPLAN or direct employment creation should not be an issue.