Scott is President of Barnhart Economic Services, LLC, a consulting firm founded in 2005. The firm employs three Ph.D. economists, specializing in EB-5 and non-EB-5 economic job creation studies, TEA (Targeted Employment Area) designations, and EB-5 business plan writing. Dr. Barnhart received his Ph.D. in economics/econometrics from Texas A&M University and is an Associate Professor of Finance and the Program Director of the Certified Financial PlannerTM Program at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. The firm has used RIMS II and IMPLAN Pro Input-Output models to estimate the economic job creation impacts in support of I-924 regional center applications, I924A and I-829 job reporting and RFE (Request for Evidence) responses for dozens of regional centers resulting in excess of 400 job creation and TEA reports submitted to USCIS in the EB-5 program with 100% approval. To date the firm has analyzed projects with capital expenditures in excess of $14 billion with associated gross revenues of $8 billion and job creation estimates of over 260,000 jobs. Projects include $10-$40 million hotels and assisted living facilities, $200-$500 million destination and resort hotels and office buildings, hospitals, manufacturing, a $1.4 billion deep water cargo port off the coast of Louisiana, and a $1.3 billion electrical transmission line project in the southwest U.S., two of the largest projects submitted to USCIS. Professor Barnhart is also an active speaker in the national EB-5 circuit, having discussed EB-5 job creation and RFE issues in seminars across the US, as well as in China.