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Investing in Florida

Although Florida in well known for great beaches, Florida is a great state for business. As the 3rd largest state in the U.S., Florida offers low corporate taxes and no personal income taxes!

Pro-Business

Florida ranks No. 1 in the nation for Workforce, top 10 in Technology, Innovation and Access to Capital, and 3rd overall in the best places for employment and industry growth.

Incentive

With nearly 11 million Americans still unemployed, lawmakers are geared to generate 2.6 million jobs in 2014 within the country’s booming health care, energy and high-tech sectors. (www.pewstates.org). 176,000 of those new jobs will be added in Florida in 2014. With high incentives to create jobs in America, there is no better time to invest in Florida than right now.

EB-5 Visa

If you live outside of the U.S. you can become a business owner in America by investing in Florida. You can purchase a Florida business or start your own through the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as EB-5.

Every fiscal year, 10,000 EB-5 Visas are made available to qualifying, foreign investors.

For more information about obtaining an EB-5 Visa by investing in Florida, visit the following websites:

To find an existing business for sale in Palm Beach County Florida, please contact William Thomas with Florida Business Brokers, LLC by calling, 1-561-BROKERS or email william -at- floridabizmls -dot- com

Obtain the EB5 investors visa through real estate syndicating instead of purchasing a business-

The EB5 investors visa is can be obtained by investing in Florida real estate. Florida Business Brokers has the network and resources to help investors purchase commercial or residential investment real estate in order to qualify for the EB5 investor’s visa. The investment capital needed for the EB5 visa can be as low as $500,000. We can also assist you in setting up the company and managing the properties.

Visas

The Easier Path to Green Card

Unlike other U.S. Visa programs the EB-5 Visa has:

  • No business or special training experience requiredNo language skills requiredNo age restrictions
  • No need to permanently reside here, just maintain a residence anywhere in the U.S.
  • No restrictions on you, your spouse or children (under 21 at the time of application) to work anywhere in the U.S., start a business, attend school or simply retire
  • Admission to state universities at U.S. resident costs
  • No travel restrictions
  • No need to manage your investment on a daily basis, becoming a limited partner will suffice
  • Option to become a U.S citizen after five years
  • Ability to sponsor Green Cards for other relatives

The United States government allows up to 10,000 foreign nationals per year under the EB-5 Visa Immigrant Investor program (see USCIS website). The investment must benefit the U.S. economy and:

  • Investment must be at least USD $1,000,000, but may be reduced to $500,000 if made in and area designated as rural or which has an unemployment rate of at least 150% of the national average these are known as “Targeted Employment Areas”.
  • Investment must be in a commercial enterprise created after 1991. 
  • Investment must create or save at least 10 full-time direct jobs in the U.S.A.

How it Works

Since the colonization of America began in 1492, this country has welcomed immigrants who helped to build the American Dream. Now, with millions of Americans out of work, the opportunity for immigrants to again help this country has arrived, creating a win-win for residents and immigrants alike. The EB-5 program enables foreign immigrants to save existing jobs or provide new jobs. In exchange, immigrant investors are able to permanently work and reside in the United States.

You choose the business in which you want to invest. You can invest in a business you have already selected, work through Florida Business Brokers, who will help you find the type of business in which you already have an interest, or you can select from available businesses for sale through our “Business MLS Search”. You can choose to own 100% of a business and operate it yourself, hire local managers to operate it for you or merely invest in an existing commercial business.