EB5 Investors Magazine Volume 1 Issue 1 | Page 8


Letter from an Editorial Board Member

Welcome to the inaugural issue of EB5 Investors Magazine , the first publication of its kind in the EB-5 industry . As with all young industries , the EB-5 industry has seen its share of turmoil and setbacks . Just last month , the Securities and Exchange Commission filed an action alleging offering fraud in connection with a large Chicago convention center project . While fraud happens in all industries , this action caused frenzy within the EB-5 community , but where there is failure , there is opportunity to learn .
EB5 Investors Magazine hopes to establish itself as the preeminent publication in the EB-5 industry . We aim to provide curated materials that will spur discussion among experienced EB-5 veterans , welcome and teach a new generation of people learning about EB-5 and offer a dependable resource for anyone seeking to stay current on the latest developments in the EB-5 industry ,
Last year saw a phenomenal growth in the number of applicants taking advantage of the EB-5 Program . This is a good resource for immigrants seeking to find a new home in the United States and a great opportunity for the United States economy that still struggles to recover from recession . It is a wonderful thing for workers who struggle to find jobs in this economy and we hope to keep it going as we navigate through future years .
We need to remember that bad things can happen even in good programs . How we react to difficult situations is what defines us as people . We can choose to criticize and prosecute to the point where we risk destroying the EB-5 Program entirely , or we can choose to improve the quality of everyone and everything involved with EB-5 . At EB5 Investors Magazine , we choose the latter .
Failures will still happen ; it is the nature of business and investments . EB-5 involves at-risk investments , and most investments involve a greater amount of risk than one ever really desires . To fear failure is to wallow in defeat . Instead , we should take this opportunity to band together as an industry and blaze a path toward better practices so that outstanding U . S . companies can continue to offer quality projects and fulfill the American dream for qualifying immigrant investors throughout the world .
We at EB5 Investors Magazine welcome you to take this journey with us as we watch and document the path that EB-5 takes as it matures into a respectful industry that serves as an important tool for Americans and foreign investors working together for a common purpose .
By Jor Law
EB5 Investors Magazine