On July 19, 2011, The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services approved Northern California Regional Center’s (NCRC) request to amend its regional center designation.

The approval expands the geographic scope of NCRC to include the counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sierra, and Nevada counties of the state of California. These counties have been added to NCRCs current geographic scope which also includes Colusa, Butte, Glenn, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sutter, Tehama, Yuba, and Yolo counties.

The approval also expanded the focus of investment activity for NCRC to include gold ore mining. NCRC is now approved to offer investment opportunities in new commercial enterprises in dairy cattle and milk production, and gold ore mining.

The amendment also approves a new investment opportunity for EB-5 investors with the Ruby Gold Mine Project. The mine is situated in the historic Alleghany-Downieville mining district near the town of Downieville, California. The Ruby mine is one of California’s best-known placer drift mines, and is considered by many to be one of the largest producing channel mines of modern times. The mine has produced many gold nuggets some of which weigh 201 ounces, and has produced over 250,000 ounces of gold.

We at NCRC are very excited about this new EB-5 investment opportunity for investors. It’s is a project that is great for California noting it will generate economic activity, and create jobs here in California. This of course comes at a time when we need it most.

Global demand for dairy products is booming. There is a tremendous amount of demand for dairy products globally, and U.S. export markets have been experiencing large amounts of growth overseas. Dairy is a traditional project for the EB-5 program, and continues to be a great investment for EB-5 investors noting that U.S. dairies create many direct and indirect jobs, and produces product for a rapidly growing global marketplace.

Like many other industries throughout the United States, the U.S. dairy industry got caught in the downturn at the end of 2008 and early 2009 as global trade slowed down due to the financial crisis that brought global trade to a screeching halt. The financial crisis did impact the dairy industry significantly early on in 2009, but it recovered far more vigorously than many other industries throughout the U.S. The second half of 2009 seen a dramatic rebound in both dairy exports and domestic demand. 2010 is proving that there is a rapidly growing demand globally for dairy products.

According to the United States Dairy Export Counsel (USDEC), dairy exports of dry ingredients (milk powders, whey proteins, and lactose) cheese, and butter were up 35% in volume from a year ago, and up 66% in volume the first 6 months of 2010 to just over $2 billion. Tom Suber, president of the U.S. Dairy Export Council noted that “All products have experienced robust trade. Cheese, in particular, has come back strongly.” According to USDEC, cheese exports were up 66% driven by strong demand in Japan, South Korea, and Mexico. For the full report from USDEC click here.

Even more impressive than the size of export growth is the magnitude of U.S. gains in relation to other major dairy exporters and the total change in each product category. For example, total global cheese exports were up 14 percent in the first half of 2010; New Zealand was down 7 percent, but the U.S. was up 61 percent. Total global butterfat exports were down 10 percent; New Zealand and Australia were down 15 percent and 38 percent, respectively, but the U.S. was up 150 percent.

Continuing decline in the value of the U.S. dollar, which increases buying power for foreign customers, is just one reason for the increases. USDEC leaders point out that strong customer relationships, consistently high product quality, and reliable delivery make the U.S. an increasingly preferred supplier for many buyers. Click here for another article on a report from the International Dairy Foods Association

Milk is one of nature’s most nutritious food products, composed of protein, vitamins, calcium, and many more beneficial nutrients. In the world today, consumers are demanding quality food products specifically milk and other dairy products. Emerging markets are rapidly growing and expanding, demanding the nutrition that dairy products can provide.

The United States is one of the most efficient dairy producers of quality dairy products in the world, and is quickly becoming a leading exporter to nations around the world. California particularly has been the key U.S. state leading exports primarily due to its location on the Pacific Ocean. California has been a leader in the United States for dairy with the highest milk production than any other state, and has some of the most efficient dairy operations in the world. The California dairy industry is proud for the opportunity to be on the forefront to essentially helping to feed the world.

The global population is rapidly growing, and markets are emerging consequently giving rise to wealthier individuals who can afford to spend more on quality food products. One of the first food products wealthier people are demanding are dairy products. China in particular has a great hunger for dairy products due to the high quality nutrition dairy can provide.

With over 1.5 billion people to feed, China will need to source food products from all over the world in order to feed their populace. In the dairy industry, the Chinese have been one of the largest driving forces of global demand for dairy products. Rabobank, a large international agriculture bank, has recently cited milk demand growth to quickly outpace supply over the next decade leaving tremendous opportunity for the dairy industry in the United States to help China quench its thirst for dairy products.

And with the worldwide economic crisis, food related health scares, food contamination issues, terrorist attacks, and disease epidemics regularly headlining the world news, consumers are beginning to become more aware of the foods they consume, and are demanding consistent, high-quality food products. A report put out by Tetra Pak called “Tetra Pak Dairy Index” in June 2009 cites that 59% of consumers in developing countries, such as China and India, say they are worried about the safety of the food they buy, compared to 49% of consumers in developed countries. The great news is that U.S. dairy has some of the best technology in the world to produce safe, wholesome products along with intricate quality control systems to ensure product quality. The global market is beginning to notice that the U.S. is a leader in product quality, and is one of the reasons why demand for U.S. dairy is exploding.

The dairy industry really does have a tremendous amount of potential due to expanding global dairy demand, and EB-5 investors should take note of these facts. Global demand for dairy has not soured, but the future is really looking quite bright.

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Northern California Regional Center is participating in the new 2010 EB-5 Regional Center Directory. The EB-5 Regional Center Directory is a guide to United States regional centers that have been approved by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and shows the focus of each regional center.

The Northern California Regional Center card in the new directory is very attractive, and puts on display two very scenic photographs of Northern California. The front of the card has the image of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most well know architectural structure in all of Northern California. Click here for more information about the Golden Gate Bridge. The back of the card displays Mount Shasta, one of the highest peaks in California. Northern California is known for its rugged natural landscapes, and Mount Shasta is arguably one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Northern California. Click here to learn more about Mount Shasta.

The Northern California Regional Center EB-5 Regional Center Directory card also highlights the three key reasons to invest in our center. These key reasons are:

  • Invest the minimum amount, all our projects are in Targeted Employment Areas.
  • Lower risk investment, we use a loan model to invest in projects instead of an equity model where the value of your investment would fluctuate in volatile businesses.
  • Experience, Northern California Regional Center principals have over 50 years of combined business experience.

Some key reasons to invest in Northern California are also listed. These are the following reasons:

  • Eighth largest economy in the world: California if separated from the United States would on its own be a major player in the global economy. The California economy is diverse and encompasses a wide variety of industries, allowing plenty of opportunity for job creation and investment opportunities
  • Breadbasket of the world: California has often been referred to as the breadbasket of the world. In fact the California Department of Food and Agriculture notes that California is the world’s fifth largest supplier of food and agriculture commodities.
  • A leader in innovation: California is a global leader in innovation. In 2007, California companies received more than $3.2 billion or 46% of all venture capital dollars invested in the U.S.
  • A leader in higher education: California is one of the leading states in the U.S. for higher education, and learning. California colleges and universities have over 2.6 million students enrolled in its 110 colleges.

We hope people appreciate the scenic visual beauty of the new Northern California Regional Center card in the EB-5 Regional Center Directory. To learn more about Northern California Regional Center please visit www.eb5northerncalifornia.com

Posted by: NCRC | May 28, 2010

Northern California Regional Center Web Site

Web Site

Northern California Regional Center has a web site and offers a lot of information about the United States EB-5 program. Go the the Northern California Regional Center web site for information about eligibility, requirements, EB-5 terminology, and the investment process. There is also a detailed flowchart of the EB-5 process that shows the various steps involved.

There is also a great section about why you should consider investing in California. There are many good reasons, but the Northern California Regional Center highlights the top 6.

One section of the Northern California Regional Center web site that may get overlooked is the FAQ’s or frequently asked question section. The FAQ’s page will definitely help answer many questions about the EB-5 program.   

If your questions about the EB-5 program are still not answered after going though our web site, please feel free to contact us and we will try to get you question answered!

Northern California Regional Center has been approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and is currently looking for investors in our first project.

Contact us for more information or questions. You can email me at Stephen@eb5northerncalifornia.com

Immigration Lawyers Karen Caco and Brandon Meyers visited Northern California Regional Center to learn more about the regional center and to film for the new EB-5 DVD they are putting together. The above picture is Karen Caco with the two regional center principals Stephen and Jake.

Northern California Regional Center will be featured in the new EB-5 DVD, and will share more about the current focus of the regional center, the current EB-5 project and future projects.

There is a tremendous amount of opportunity in Northern California for the EB-5 program to make a positive impact as unemployment much higher than the U.S. national average in much of Northern California.

Northern California Regional Center offers a tremendous amount of opportunity for EB-5 investors as well noting that Northern California has a wide variety of industries. There are many opportunities in Northern California, and Northern California Regional Center will open opportunity for EB-5 investors.

For Karen Caco’s account of her visit to Northern California Regional Center, click on the following link http://easyusimmigration.com/northern-california-regional-center/

You can find another copy of this story on the EB-5 News web site at the following link http://eb5visanews.com/eb5-ca-road-trip-visits-northern-california-regional-center/

EB-5Info is a database of all the federally approved regional centers that have been approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. EB-5Info seeks to provide people with information about the various regional centers that are in the program, and their various areas of focus.

Northern California Regional Center was approved by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services on April 22, 2010. Following approval, we were contacted by Adam Green who did an interview and wrote an article online about our regional center and its future.

The article notes that our first project will have an economic impact of roughly $170 million in economic activity. The project will definitely help the economy in an area that definitely needs economic activity and jobs.

For a link to Adam Greens article about Northern California Regional Center, click on the following link http://eb5info.com/posts/9-USCIS-Approves-Northern-California-Regional-Center-For-EB5-Visa-Program

For a link to the EB-5Info web database of approved regional centers, click on the following link http://eb5info.com/regional_centers

EB-5 Visa Greencards, a site dedicated to providing people information about the United States EB-5 visa investor program, posted information regarding the approval of Northern California Regional Center.

Northern California Regional Center was approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services as a regional center for the EB-5 program on April 22, 2010.   

Northern California Regional Center, is a center designed to help foreign individuals obtain citizenship though investment in the United States through the United States EB-5 program. The EB-5 program allows individuals from around the world attain United States citizenship through investment in U.S. businesses.

For the EB-5 Visa Greencard posting about Northern California Regional Center click on the following link.

http://www.eb5visagreencards.com/regional-center-acquires-eb5-visa-program-approval-uscis.html

Posted by: NCRC | April 23, 2010

ABG Posts Information About NCRC

Brian Su from Artisan Business Group, Inc, posted information on his blog highlighting the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service’s approval of Northern California Regional Center as a federally approved regional center.

The Northern California Regional Center is a federally approved regional center for foreign investment for people who want to use the United States EB-5 visa program to obtain a U.S. greencard

You can read the posting about Northern California Regional Center at the following link. http://eb5news.blogspot.com/2010/04/northern-california-regional-center.html

Posted by: NCRC | April 22, 2010

Welcome!

We are Northern California Regional Center, a center designed to help foreign individuals obtain citizenship though investment in the United States through the United States EB-5 program. The EB-5 program allows individuals from around the world attain their United States greencard through investment in U.S. businesses.     

On April 22, 2010, The Northern California Regional Center was approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and designated regional center status. Regional center status allows individuals to invest in projects through the regional center with the minimum investment amount allowed which is US $500,000

Check this blog for all the latest updates about our regional center, and links to current news articles about Northern California Regional Center.

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