Iowa Regional Center

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) is partnering with CMB Regional Centers to manage and operate the recently amended Iowa Regional Center as part of the EB-5 program.

The EB-5 (Immigrant Investor) program was authorized by Congress in 1990, to target qualified foreigners seeking to obtain lawful permanent residency by investing in a business that will benefit the U.S. economy and create or save at least 10 full-time U.S. jobs. Under this program, administered by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), the Iowa Regional Center will work with CMB to identify and coordinate these efforts.

Formerly these efforts in Iowa were very limited to dairy operations. A new strategic approach to the Iowa Regional Center’s EB-5 program will offer more opportunities for investors to positively impact Iowa’s economy.  

CMB is well-known for its management of EB-5 projects. The addition of the Iowa Regional Center will help them to expand into additional geographic areas and provide interested investors with the opportunity to participate in capital projects in Iowa.

Potential Investors should contact:

Kyler James
Senior Project Developer/Investor Case Manager
CMB Regional Centers, LLC
Phone:  309.797.1550

Projects interested in potential financing through the EB-5 program:

Lisa Connell
Iowa Economic Development Authority
Phone:  515.725.3014

Information on Targeted Employment Areas (TEA)