Robert W. Kraft, Chairman and CEO of FirstPathway Partners, was recently published in the first edition of Trade and Investment in America: The EB-5 Gateway. His two page article, entitled “EB-5 History and Opportunity” reviews the transformative history of the EB-5 program and looks optimistically toward the future.
The article highlights the opportunity congress provided through creation of the EB-5 program in 1990, in an effort to encourage more robust foreign investment in the United States. Kraft goes on to say that “After just under 20 years in existence, in 2012 the word “pilot” was struck from the name of the Regional Center Program honoring the program’s lengthy service to the national interest."
As a result of the program’s success, investors have lined up to take advantage of the opportunity to receive Lawful Permanent Residence and ultimately gain U.S. citizenship. “Over the last several years the program has been so successful that the number of approved investors has exceeded the annual limit,” Kraft states. While the majority of investors come from China and are currently experiencing a backlog, there are immediate Visa’s available for all other countries. Kraft believes that it is only a matter of time before other parts of the world will follow China in the pursuit of the American Dream.
The article not only provides great insight into the EB-5 program, but it also reflects Mr. Kraft’s confidence in FirstPathway Partners’ ability to bring investors through the EB-5 lifecycle. FirstPathway Partners provides the “gold standard” of service and remains just one of a handful of Regional Centers to bring investors through the entire life cycle. We look forward to being a trustworthy partner to the new and growing base of investors utilizing the EB-5 program.
Trade and Investment in America: The EB-5 Gateway is a first edition editorial journal published by BLS Media. The publication features discussions on the latest EB-5 developments and general background knowledge. It is the only industry magazine that caters to Middle Eastern, North African, and Persian Gulf readers. The magazine is available in full Arabic translation. Each edition features articles from highly sought after industry experts and distinguished professionals. Over the past 16 years, BLS has been the official publisher for the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, German-Arab Chamber of Commerce and Franco-Arab Chamber of Commerce.
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