New Regional Centers (CA, FL, NY)

The USCIS list of approved Regional Centers has been updated (most recently as of 5/26) with three new centers.

Wave House California Regional Center, LLC
Geographic Scope: The County of San Diego, California
Industries:  Concert Venue; Full Service Restaurant; Nightclubs, Alcoholic Beverage; Hotels; Water parks, Amusement Parks

The Lake Point EcoVentures Regional Center  
Geographic Scope: Martin, Palm Beach, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties in the State of Florida
Industries: Rock mining; Mineral extraction; Wetlands and ecosystem restoration; Rock and sand processing facilities; Rebuilding the Herbert Hoover Dike on Lake Okeechobee; Water Restoration; Water purification systems; Storm water treatment areas; Farming activities; Land management and Renovation of Lake Okeechobee

North Country EB-5 Regional Center LLC
Geographic Scope: Essex, Clinton and Franklin counties in the State of New York
Industries: Transportation; Real Estate Development & Leasehold Improvements; Manufacturing & Trade; Technology

Also note that FFC-East Bay RC in California has changed its name to San Francisco Bay RC.

Processing times for the California Service Center have been updated as of 5/17. The CSC still reports five months for I-526 petitions and six months for I-829 petitions, and that they are now starting to process I-485 filed on September 16, 2010. The list unfortunately does not report Regional Center proposal processing times. A bit of anecdotal evidence: The North County EB-5 RC approved today reports having filed its proposal in October. I know of one new RC proposal filed in November that got approved in March, and another (a very good proposal) filed last August that finally heard back this May. Go figure.

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Suzanne Lazicki is a business plan writer, EB-5 expert, and founder of Lucid Professional Writing. Contact me at (626) 660-4030.

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