Encore Northern California Regional Center, LLC offers investment opportunities within 48 (forty-eight) California counties sharing a common regional economy, diverse ecosystem, and interstate system. These forty eight counties include:
Contra Costa County
Del Norte County
El Dorado County
San Benito County
San Francisco County/City
San Joaquin County
San Mateo County
Santa Clara County
Santa Cruz County
Encore Northern California Regional Center projects are intended to create positive economic change throughout the above areas, particularly through investment in the designated Targeted Employment Areas (TEAs), defined by U.s Citizenship and Immigration Services as areas with either unemployment rate of at least 150% of the national average, or the rural area (defined as population of 20,000 or less).
As specified by the requirements of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program [section 203(b)], investments made within TEAs will be $500,000 per investor, while those made outside TEAs will be $1 million per investor. With emphasis on TEAs, the Encore Northern California Regional Center will empower investors with a lower threshold of investment and will enrich those areas with a greater potential positive impact.
The Encore Northern California Regional Center is uniquely positioned to offer a wide array of commercial real estate investments to EB-5 Immigrant Investors. As commercial real estate professionals with track records in the State of California, the principals of the Encore Northern California Regional Center are ideally suited to identify, underwrite, and market well-positioned commercial real estate projects.
Our team, which includes a professional network of developers, real estate brokers and attorneys, is committed to linking foreign investors with reputable project stakeholders and facilitating immigration to the United States through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.
Geography and Climate
While Southern California tends to offer a drier desert-like climate, Northern California tends to be more temperate and offers grasslands and an abundance of forests. Perhaps, California’s most notable forest is the Redwood Forest, just north of San Francisco, home to the tallest trees in the world. Although temperatures vary from region to region, cool weather is typically found close to the ocean in areas such as San Francisco, Berkeley, and Sacramento. The temperatures in San Francisco, for example, range from 46°F (~8°C) to 70°F (~21°C) on average in a given year.
The majority of Northern California’s population is concentrated in the Bay Area. In San Francisco alone, America’s 14th largest city, 825,863 people live in the dense urban city and saw a population growth of +6.3% in 2012. San Jose is the Bay Area’s most populous city. It is home to 982,765 people and saw a population change of +9.8% in 2012. While Northern California is less populated than Southern California, major shipping hubs such as San Francisco and the Bay Area as a whole offer a much denser, urban environment.
The economy of Northern California has seen phenomenal change and growth particularly in the technology sector. Driven by technology giants such as Google, Apple, and Facebook, the Bay Area (San Francisco, Palo Alto, etc.) and its surrounding counties produce numerous jobs in the computing industry and has a reputation as a hub for technological innovation. Northern California is also famous for its wine production and agriculture generally accounts as a major contributor to the economy. Since February of 2013, the Bay Area has reported consistent job growth and has added over 102,900 jobs.
Northern California is home to some of the most prestigious colleges in the United States. Stanford University is perhaps the best recognized and is considered the 5th best university in the country. The school offers nationally ranked business, medical, and law schools, and releases industry-first and highly regarded research studies every year. University of California, Berkeley is one of the most prominent public universities and sits at #20 in the country.
Travel and Tourism
Known for its natural beauty and wine country, northern Califorina offers tourists ample outdoor recreational activities including Yosemite National Park, one of America’s most famous national parks. Additional must-see outdoor attractions include Bodega Head in Bodega Bay, Point Reyes National Seashore, Napa wine country, Alexander Valley, and the famous Sonoma wine country.