• Global Investors, Local Jobs

  • Global Investors, Local Jobs

  • Global Investors, Local Jobs

  • Global Investors, Local Jobs

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Bluegrass International Fund

Investing global funds locally to galvanize economic growth and long-term job creation 

  • In application to become an EB-5 Center, the Bluegrass International Fund will be a catalyst for economic growth, investing in real estate projects that generate permanent local jobs. Our project focus: mixed-use, biomedical/healthcare, research and education, and advanced manufacturing.
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  • We have a great team of our own, and we’ve joined forces with the #1 EB-5 Regional Center in the country, Cleveland International Fund, for a powerhouse combination. Together we deliver superior deal sourcing and structuring, project management, marketing and back office administration.
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  • So much more than bourbon, basketball and horses, Kentucky is a great place to do business. Our two major air cargo hubs place us third nationally in total cargo, our exports reached $23.5 billion in 2013, and our industrial power costs are the 6th lowest in the U.S.
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"As an economic development tool, EB-5 investments offer a way of obtaining pooled investments that contribute to the financing of deals that benefit local economies. States and metropolitan areas should make better strategic use of EB-5 (funding) for projects in their region, especially if used strategically and in tandem with greater economic development objectives."

Brookings Institute Report (February, 2014)

Why Choose BIF

  • New funding source for local projects +

    We can source hard-to-fund projects, often at better-than-market terms. Our considerable project finance expertise lets us be flexible and competitive with our capital.
  • New local jobs in high-unemployment areas +

    We only fund projects that will create permanent local jobs in targeted employment areas – a minimum of 10 new jobs for each $500,000 invested.
  • New tax revenue, new vitality +

    The projects we fund help the Bluegrass region thrive and grow – spurring economic vitality in stagnant or rundown areas at no cost to taxpayers.
  • Committed and connected +

    We live, work and invest in the Bluegrass, are deeply committed to seeing the area’s economy flourish, and we bring access to robust investor and project pipelines.
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The BIF Advantage

  • Objectivity +

    We maintain arms-length relationships with borrowers.
  • Locally networked +

    We live, work and invest here. We know the area, the economy, the local resources (human and otherwise), the movers and shakers. We work closely with public and private stakeholders to move our economy forward.
  • Expertise close at hand +

    Our governing board of leading community citizens brings extensive experience in lending, private equity, accounting, law and economic development.
  • Proven track record +

    We leverage the proven and substantial track record of Cleveland International Fund (CIF) to ensure effective fundraising, responsive investor services, and compliance with USCIS requirements.
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