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P.O. Box 2487 101 N. Main St., #1400 Greenville, SC 29602
  1. Automotive research
  2. Commercial, Industrial and retail (mixed use) property development and management
  3. Hotel, lodging & resort development / management
  4. Industrial manufacturing
  5. Leisure, hospitality & entertainment establishments (food and beverage establishments)
  6. Professional office building development
  7. Bio-Tech and alternative fuels manufacturing and research facilities
  8. Capital, loans or investments to lending institutions & businesses
  9. Medical Facilities Development
  10. Mixed use transit development
  11. Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities development / management
  12. Private/public arrangements with governmental agencies, non-profits or others to develop civic/public facilities and infrastructure development
  13. Technology, Bio-science, Information manufacturing and research facilities development
  1. South Carolina
  2. North Carolina
Carolina Center for Foreign Investment RC

Carolina Center for Foreign Investment RC


In September 2008, Carolina Center for Foreign Investment, LLC (CCFI) proudly received its official designation as a Regional Center for the entire state of South Carolina, from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS). In July 2009, additional USCIS approval expanded our center’s geographic territory to cover also cover North Carolina, making CCFI the first regional center to receive statewide designation for two states. CCFI is a South Carolina limited liability company, whose primary focus is job growth through sustainable LEED® Certified development opportunities across the Carolinas. CCFI successfully utilizes the EB5 law to assist immigrants in their goal to earn permanent residency in the U.S. while also generating economic growth within the Regional Center.  Please visit our web site at

CCFI is unique in its number of approved target industries. Unlike most regional centers that restrict investors to limited projects, CCFI has the ability to deploy immigrant investor capital into multiple high quality projects including:
1.  Technology
2.  Tourism and Hospitality
3.  Manufacturing and Trade
4.  Automotive Research
5.  Mixed Use: Retail, Office, Hotel and Residential  
1.  Statewide reach allows the regional center to offer investors more targeted employment areas (TEA).
2.  TEA projects require a reduced capital contribution of US$500,000
3.  CCFI works hand-in-hand with state organizations to continually indentify TEA opportunities  
Current Project:
Proterra Inc. Transportation Assembly Facility, Greenville, SC
Job Creation - Estimated 1,300 jobs
·        Facility being designed and constructed for Proterra LLC
·        Construction of +/- 240,000 SF Transportation Assembly Facility
·        Facility to be located at Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) in Greenville, SC
·        Proterra will manufacture and assemble its battery-powered transit bus at its new CU-ICAR facility
Magazine articles highlighting Proterra Inc. and the significance of its new facility for the Upstate of South Carolina:.
·        Greenville Business Magazine May 2010 issue cover and feature article : Greenville's Clean Scene -- Proterra Inc.
·        Site Selection Magazine May 2010 issue: Two Plus Two Equals More
Proterra videos:   "Senators Turn Out for Debut of New Plugin Buses" - Washington, DC, November 2009