Bringing Investment and Opportunity to American Communities

The majority of EB-5 investments are directed towards targeted employment areas (TEAs): rural or high-unemployment communities that welcome new capital investment intended to strengthen the economic viability and vitality of their community and region. 

Below, we offer a number of useful resources to share information, news, and research related to TEA.

TEA Mapping Tool

Based on the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022, this mapping tool visualizes all of the census tracts that would qualify as a TEA across the country:


eb-5 economic impact data


eb-5 Regional Center trends

Targeted Employment Areas Data

USCIS adjudication trends

Latest News & Updates on TEA

IIUSA’s EB-5 TEA Mapping Tool Reaches Another Milestone! Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

IIUSA is pleased to report that our EB-5 TEA Mapping Tool has attracted over 302,000 pageviews since we launched this new resource in early 2021! We thank everyone who has used ...

IIUSA Report: How the Latest Unemployment Data and the 2020 Decennial Census Impact EB-5 Targeted Employment Areas (TEA)

With critical data recently released by the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, IIUSA published a new data report this week, discussing how the latest unemployment data and the ...

RCBJ Perspectives: What the Latest Unemployment Data Tells Us About the Trends and Distribution of EB-5 TEAs

by Lee Li, Director of Policy Research and Data Analytics, IIUSA Article originally published in the May 2021 IIUSA Regional Center Business Journal  In April 2021, the Bureau of Labor ...

IIUSA EB-5 TEA Mapping Tool Reaches Over 6,000 Users in its First Month

  IIUSA launched a new version of the free EB-5 TEA Mapping Tool a month ago and we are excited to report that the tool already attracted over 6,000 users in the past 30 days! This free ...

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