It can be helpful for prospective EB-5 investors to see the pattern of domestic migration in the United States. It shows where Americans are moving from, and where they are moving to. Many EB-5 projects are located in the so-called “gateway cities” of New York and California. Yet many Americans are moving out of these cities in favor of opportunities elsewhere.
Austin Texas is the fastest growing city in the United States. The following map shows its inbound migration, in blue, and the city’s outbound migration, in red. As you can see, Americans are headed to Austin from all parts of the country, and especially from the gateway cities.
Contrast this to the experience of Los Angeles, a gateway city, where outbound migration, shown in red, is so dominant.
You can learn more about why more Americans are heading to Austin, and why the United States Conference of Mayors puts Austin at the top of its list of U.S. cities with “the best chance to prosper in the coming decade” by clicking here.
And you can do your own research into United States domestic migration patterns by going to this interactive page published by Forbes Magazine, the source of the two images shown above.