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Regional Center – American Industrial Brands

By November 8, 2023No Comments

The Smith Central Regional Center, LLC (the “Regional Center”) received its initial designation from USCIS on October 6, 2015.

The Regional Center is authorized to facilitate EB-5 investment opportunities in Indiana, as well as the states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. On July 23, 2020, USCIS approved an amendment to the SCRC’s designation, expanding its territory to its current scope.

Smith Central Regional Center specializes in creating opportunities for EB-5 immigrant investors in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh), and Wisconsin. The Regional Center focuses on the development, construction, and operation of residential and mixed-use projects. Their portfolio of completed projects includes a hotel, an apartment building complex, and the successful launch of a restaurant chain.

The Regional Center must file with USCIS a “project application” for any project before an investor in any participating NCE may file an I-526E petition.

Smith Central Regional Center, LLC filed I-956F Application for Approval of an Investment in a Commercial Enterprise on December 29, 2022. Regional Centers use form I-956F to request approval of each particular investment offering through an associated new commercial enterprise.

The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 amended the Immigration and Nationality Act (the “INA”) to require that regional centers established under the EB-program adopt and maintain policies and procedures reasonably designed to monitor new commercial enterprises NCE’s and any associated JCE’s to seek to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations. The Regional Center adopted and documented their policies in their Securities and Immigrations Compliance Policy. The policies described apply to the Regional Centre and any party associated with them, the NCE and JCE.

The Regional Center will monitor the compliance with EB-5 program policies and will report annually to USCIS as required by the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022.