American Lending Center (“ALC”, formerly “US Employment Development Lending Center”), headquartered in Long Beach, CA, was registered as a private non-bank lender in California in June 2009. In April 2010, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services designated ALC as an EB-5 regional center. In November 2010, ALC obtained a California Finance Lenders license and started its commercial lending business.
ALC is specialized in originating and participating senior construction-to-permanent loans to qualified small to medium sized businesses often under the US government backed loan programs such as the SBA 504 program. Unlike other banks and non-bank lenders, ALC has exclusively raised its lending capital through the EB-5 program and has successfully made the capital accessible to the US small business community through conventional bank financing with full government support. ALC’s unique lending requirements also offer its bank partners significant flexibility and clear advantages in the loan participation.
As of the end of 2018, ALC has successfully financed a total of 83 EB-5 projects and supported the immigration petitions of a total of 668 families with EB-5 capital in a senior loan structure, contributed to a combined construction budget of over one billion dollars, and successfully created more than 10,000 full time jobs nationwide. In October 2017, John Shen, the CEO of ALC, won the “The SBA 504 Lender of the Year Award” by The Coleman Report.
ALC is a member of both the American Bankers Association (ABA) and Invest in the USA (IIUSA).