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The program has attracted a minimum total of $4.2 billion in investments and supported the creation of at least 77,150 jobs. These minimums represent a static estimate based on the number of investors who have met the EB-5 requirements and who have been granted permanent residency to date. Less conservative methodologies, such as those used by USCIS to report program outcomes, put the minimum investment total to date (July 2015) at around $11 billion to $12 billion based on initial approvals for conditional residency. Economic modeling studies by the industry group Invest in the USA also show that the program has positive effects on GDP and tax revenue. The latest study found that EB-5 spending contributed $3.58 billion to GDP, created more than 41,000 jobs, and generated more than $805 million in federal and state tax revenue in FY 2013 alone. There have been no economic studies commissioned by the government on the EB-5 program’s wider economic impact since 2010, but USCIS has recently commissioned a new study to assess the program’s impact for FY 2012 and FY 2013.