Left to Right - Jim Mayfield, Commercial Officer and acting director of the Irvine U.S. Export Assistance Center; Buck Johns, President of Inland Investor Visa Group 8, Inc.; and Raul Lozano, Senior International Trade Specialist.
May 2, 2014 - Newport Beach, CA. - The Irvine Export Assistance Center recognized Inland Investor Visa Group 8, Inc. for its exceptional work in the foreign direct investment arena. Inland, located in Newport Beach California, recruited 36 foreign investors from China, India, Russia, S.Korea, and Vietnam. Inland also assisted the investors with their EB-5 Visa applications and guided them through the application process.
The foreign investors contributed a total of $18 million to the local economy of Southern California. Mr. Buck Johns, president of Inland, remarked that this “infusion of foreign capital will create many new jobs for contractors, and their sub-contractors, that plan and actually construct the projects mostly funded with the foreign direct investment.”
Mr. Buck also commented “We are very enthused about being able to bring millions of overseas dollars and create thousands of local jobs for Californians.....building significant projects. The assistance we have received from the Irvine U.S. Export Assistance Center has been invaluable. When our company needed guidance regarding the local political and economic situation in the various foreign countries in which we were working, Jim Mayfield and Raul Lozano were generous with their time and remarkable expertise. Two years ago, we encountered Jim Mayfield in Vietnam while he was on an earlier posting....he was most helpful getting us oriented in Ho Chi Minh City...... It’s a great example of government working hand in hand with the private sector to benefit the local economy.”