Many EB-5 green card investors do not actually want to run a business in the US, nor do they have the time to actually engage in a commercial enterprise in the US. Furthermore, many EB-5 investors may find it attractive that the required investment amount is reduced to $500,000 when investing through a designated EB5 Regional Center.
Therefore, it may make more sense to invest through an EB-5 Regional Center which already has investable deals lined up. There are many Regional Centers located throughout the US, ranging from small private offices to large public/private partnerships. EB-5 Regional Centers cover a wide range of industries, and some EB-5 Regional Centers have a particular focus such as real estate development.