Investments in Russian Business Projects and the Organization of Project Financing
The EB-5 is an investment program that was created by the United States with the intention of attracting foreign investment into the economy. It is one of the most flexible programs of its type in the world. Investors who utilize the program are investing in the creation of new jobs (a commercial enterprise must plan to create or preserve ten full-time jobs for US workers) and, as such, 10,000 immigrant visas per year are allocated to the program with at least 3,000 visas set aside for applicants who invest through the Regional Centers.
One can invest in their own business and create an enterprise in the US, create 10 jobs and actively manage the business. Another option is to invest in a Regional Center project and enjoy the benefits of professional support by experienced specialists who will ensure the daily management of the enterprise and comply with all USCIS requirements for the project. Our knowledgeable staff will guide and support the investor throughout the entire process. As an added bonus, our employees speak Russian!
EB-5 is one of the most flexible investment programs in the world. Requirements: create at least 10 jobs for US workers and contribute a minimum of $500,000 (through the Regional Center model, into projects within the target areas). The result: a hassle-free immigration visa and, later, the ability to apply for US citizenship.
The Oklahoma State Regional Center based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is considered to be a hidden gem within the American Midwest. In order for it to work more effectively for its investors including Russian business professionals, the Center became a member of the Inter Invest Oklahoma Foundation, a not for profit Oklahoma company. The Foundation was created with a purpose to actively promote cooperation and development of partnerships between American businesses and entrepreneurs from other countries. The Foundation serves as a center of expertise, an investor, and a partner that brings business projects together. Inter Invest supports non-profit as well as international commercial projects through the financial support of its members and partners.
In light of the deteriorating global financial stability and the difficult political and economic conditions in which Russian and American businesses find themselves, establishing a solid financial structure that acts as an investment conduit operating outside of the external influences is a necessity. Today, throughout the world, there is a clear strategic shift of financial institutions towards the universal banking model, which increasingly exposes investors and depositors to high-risk operations such as the use of derivative instruments and complex financial products. Unfortunately, the probability of a universal bank facing major difficulties or even declaring bankruptcy during the current crisis is high. In addition, as demonstrated by both Russian and American banks, neither large amounts of capital, experience, or credibility in the market guarantee market stability.
Low-risk trusts operating under an agency format are virtually risk-free because they are prohibited from engaging in active operations that adopt financial risk and, therefore, are much less likely to face bankruptcy. Unwise or unsuccessful investment decisions made by its members will only result in the Trust not receiving part of its commission. The Foundation provides the means for companies to protect the basic account for the collection of revenue and helps to provide enhanced banking facilities and financial controls that meet the budgeting requirements of various divisions, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, including contractors. It also provides a channel for cash to be injected into investment projects.
Goals of the Foundation: create new businesses, expand existing businesses and increase the capital of its partners.
The goal of the Trust is to co-invest in projects and further develop the local economy. The Trust allocates funds, not as a creditor under a credit agreement, but rather as an acting agent for the benefit of the client (partner). To that end, the Trust’s relationship with the client is governed by an investment agreement with the objective to create new businesses, expand existing businesses and increase the capital of its partners.
Inter Invest Oklahoma Foundation offers a wide range of services from individual selection of investment projects to the provision of immigration consulting and egal services and more.
The Trust may act as a collective investor, allocating the available funds of project participants in accordance with their requirements. It may also act as a mediator, bringing together partners and investors on joint projects and assisting them in their collaborative efforts.
Inter Invest Oklahoma Foundation provides services for budgeting and daily management of the investment projects located on the territory of Russian Federation. The Foundation also seeks to promote the development of partnerships with universities and small innovative enterprises in the implementation of joint projects, as well as to help create suitable conditions for the syndication of venture capital investments.
Inter Invest Oklahoma Foundation provides a wide range of services including the individual selection of investment projects in accordance with the objectives of the investor. The Trust also organizes business events and business tours within Russia, provides professional support with expertise for start-up companies, legal and consulting support for opening and operating a business in the US and immigration legal services.
The Foundation collaborates with major investment companies and banking institutions, as well as private US investors. Investing in effective projects and developing partnerships in the USA and Russia provides an excellent opportunity for business professionals to increase their net worth and capital accumulation.
The first step in a potential investment or collaboration on an innovative project is membership in the Foundation. Current members of the Foundation include successful Oklahoma businesses such as Oklahoma State Regional Center and the Ross Group Engineering and Construction, Lawson Law, LLC and others. As a result of the international collaboration with the Foundation, a group of American business professionals visited Moscow and attended a variety of networking events including a presentation on the EB-5 visa program and a roundtable discussion on investment opportunities into various Russian investment projects and their financing.