Thursday, August 8, 2013

Entrepreneur Sandra Dyche on Asian Women in Business

Sandra Dyche
For her professional achievements, Sandra Dyche received an award from the nonprofit organization Asian Women in Business (AWIB) at their first Leadership Dinner in 1996. According to Sandra Dyche, this honor meant a great deal to her given the immense talent involved with the organization.

Sandra Dyche notes that AWIB began in 1995 with the principal goal of helping Asian female entrepreneurs who were seeking further career opportunities. AWIB is financially supported by membership dues, program fees and other contributions. AWIB’s daily operations are handled by a staff of full-time professionals, while volunteers rotate on the board of directors.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sandra Dyche | The Economic Impact of the EB-5 Program

Sandra Dyche
Q: What is EB-5?

Sandra Dyche: EB-5 stands for employment-based fifth preference, also known as immigrant investor visa. Congress created the EB-5 program in 1990 to stimulate U.S. economic growth through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. It’s overseen by the Department of Homeland Security and administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Q: How specifically is it beneficial?

Sandra Dyche: The EB-5 program provides opportunities for foreign investors and their immediate family members to obtain a U.S. green card, and for companies to obtain financing for projects or operations. The EB-5 program authorizes up to 10,000 green cards per year for foreign individuals who invest $1,000,000 or $500,000 if a project is in a qualifying location, known as a targeted employment area (TEA).

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Real Estate Investment Expert Sandra Dyche on “At-risk” Capital for an EB-5 Project

Sandra Dyche
The EB-5 program is based in part on how foreign investment can benefit the U.S. economy. In exchange for invested capital, says Sandra Dyche, the program provides a fast track for the foreign investor to obtain permanent resident status via a conditional U.S. green card, valid for two years. After two years, if the investor has sustained the investment and created the minimum required amount of jobs, the conditions are removed and the investor obtains an unconditional U.S. green card.

The program also takes into consideration how the greatest benefits to an economy is when capital is placed “at risk” and intentionally employed to generate economic activity. As a result, the regulation provides that the immigrant investor must place his or her capital at risk for the purpose of generating a return. The law does not specify what the degree of risk must be, only that the entire amount of capital be at risk to some degree.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sandra Dyche | Global Citizenship by Investment Programs

Sandra Dyche
Q: What’s the most important reason that individuals seek alternative citizenship?

Sandra Dyche: Citizens of many countries are aggressively looking for alternative citizenship to ease the stress of their personal and professional lives. Some individuals find it challenging to travel abroad and consistently encounter strict visa restrictions when entering a foreign country. Temporary travel delays stemming from trade sanctions and other disturbances have also caused problems.

Q: How does alternative citizenship specifically benefit people in business?

Sandra Dyche: For several reasons, international executives and entrepreneurs who maintain worldwide connections view an alternative passport as an intelligent business strategy. It is considered an investment in their professional future. Alternative citizenship is increasingly important as a critical tool for international tax planning. As a national of multiple states, the individual generally has more planning options available and will experience more privacy in investment and banking.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sandra Dyche Explains the Benefits of Investing in Jacksonville, Florida

Sandra Dyche
Sandra Dyche works with businesses and investors across the globe to encourage economic development in American cities. Through her work with CapSpan, Sandra Dyche encourages the most effective immigration policies possible through the EB-5 program.

Sandra Dyche recently discussed Jacksonville, Fla., an economic powerhouse in the Florida area. Through this conversation, Sandra Dyche talks about the challenges and strengths of one of the nation’s largest cities.


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