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Washington, DC has many faces. It is the home to the U.S. government while being remarkably international with approximately 180 resident embassies and respected global economic and policy organizations. More than 90,000 DC resident or 15 percent of the population speak more than a dozen different languages. The Greater Washington region is home to 400 international associations and 1,000 internationally owned companies. It is considered one of the most accessible and welcoming of U.S. cities, with its low-profile skyline and with a lifestyle and culture that are the envy of other world capitals.

Washington, DC, is a hub for thought leadership and policy makers globally. Organizations like the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace utilize Washington, DC, as a focal point for critical international conversations about the world economy, global politics, the environment ,and peace. If your business is seeking international impact, this is the place for you.

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EB-5 Investor Program - Designed to stimulate job creation and capital investment by foreign investors, this federal program sets aside EB-5 visas for participants who invest in commercial enterprises associated with approved regional centers. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the EB-5 program. For more information, please visit
If you are a Regional Center interested in investing in a DC-based project within a Targeted Employment Area (TEA), please complete the TEA Letter Request Form.

Incoming Delegations & Visitors: Executive Office of the Mayor, Office of the Secretary of State of the District of Columbia