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Chicago, IL 60605

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Why CFIG?

 

WHY CFIG?

Established in 2009, CFIG is the first designated Regional Center located in Chicago. CFIG is currently approved to undertake projects in the States of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Minnesota. This means that in total, the geographic region for CFIG is over 31,000 square kilometers and has a population of over 10 million.

1. Diverse industries and projects

CFIG is designated to fund projects in the following twelve different industries:

 

    • (1) Accommodations and food services;
    • (2) Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting;
    • (3) Educational services;
    • (4) Arts, entertainment, and recreation;
    • (5) Health care and social assistance;
    • (6) Manufacturing;
    • (7) Retail trade;
    • (8) Transportation; 
    • (9) Utilities;
    • (10) Information;
    • (11) Profecional and Technical Services;
    • (12) Wholesale Trade.

 

These industries were chosen because they hold a great weight in regards to job creation.
This large variety of industries also helps ensure that CFIG has a project that will interest most potential investors.

2. CFIG does not discriminate

CFIG accepts clients from all countries and cultural backgrounds. We will not discriminate against complex cases and are willing to work as hard as we can to make sure that you are approved.

3. Projects are kept small and protected

Here at CFIG, we keep our projects small. This means that our projects fill up fast and we are able to closely monitor their progress while giving each investor the quality care taht their case needs. In addition, we keep your investment safe by making sure that each of our projects and group of investors is kept separate from one another. Therefore, the risks from one project do not carry over into another project.

4. Projects are designed to satisfy the requirements of the EB-5 program

CFIG is here to support its investors every step of the way. We do our best to make sure your investment meets the requirements of the EB-5 Regional Center Program, starting with job creation. CFIG’s twelve approved industries were selected based on our experience, EB-5 knowledge, and their ability to meet the job creation requirements. Moreover, we only select projects whose conservative estimates exceed the requirements of USCIS, thus providing further safety that jobs are created in every project. CFIG calculates job creation from direct, indirect, and induced employment of the project or new business and through expenditures revenue of the project. This is the most accurate and easiest way to prove job creation when it comes time for you to apply to remove the condition of your permanent residency after two years.

5. $500,000 Investment Amount

Our regional center also encompasses a large and diverse geographic region, which means there are multiple rural and targeted employment areas. For the investor, this means that there will always be projects available with a minimum investment of $500,000.

6. Investor can pay in installments

CFIG understands that the EB-5 investment requirement of $500,000 is a significant amount of money and therefore, we provide investors the option to pay in installments: Only $100,000 of the capital contribution is due upon the signing of the subscription agreement. The remaining $400,000 is due within 30 days of a response from USCIS (according to USCIS website, as of April 30, 2014, the average processing time for I-526 adjudication is 12.4 months).

7. Investment is kept securely in an investor holdings account

The investment amount is placed in a secure investor holdings account. It is not transferred to the project until the investor’s application is approved by USCIS. This does not apply if an investor fails to provide the remaining $400,000 within 30 days of USCIS’ response, which may lead to the forfeit of the $100,000 initial investment.

8. Each project has a defined exit strategy

We take several steps to make sure that your investment is as safe as possible. While the money is still considered “at risk” to comply with EB-5 regulations, the investment will be secured by first or second lien on the collateral in the projects. Every investor will therefore be in a position to recoup at least a potion of their EB-5 investment should a “worst case scenario” arise. This is part of the defined exit strategy contained in all of CFIG’s projects.

9. CFIG is directly involved throughout the project

CFIG is directly involved in each project. We vet each potential project to make sure it is ideal for our needs. We then stay involved throughout the entire investment period, generally 5-7 years, to ensure that our projects continue to meet the requirements of the EB-5 Regional Center Program and to protect investors from future potential problems.

 

 

 

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