RCF is a leader in regional input-output analysis and has a highly successful track record of preparing economic impact studies required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) under the EB-5 program.  Since 2009, RCF has completed over 60 reports in support of EB-5 projects across 8 states.  We are experienced in applying input-output modeling to calculate economic impacts for a wide range of projects and activities and can provide analyses for any state or other regional area.  Our analyses have modeled both construction impacts and operations impacts for various businesses.  We can apply input-output methodology to any EB-5 project.

RCF economists typically use the Regional Input-Output Modeling System II (RIMS II) developed and maintained by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. RIMS II is a widely used input-output model for calculating jobs created from investment under the EB-5 program.  In addition to RIMS II, RCF economists have extensive experience in other economic impact models such as IMPLAN and REMI.

RCF also provides independent review of previously completed studies (i.e., third-party validation), consultation on existing or future projects, assistance with responses to USCIS RFE questions, TEA designation studies, and preliminary planning studies.

For additional information or a consultation please contact:

Mr. Andrew Hong (312) 431-1540 ext. 6784  or  Ms. Catherine Mertes (312) 431-1540 ext. 1530