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

This mapping tool considers the revised Targeted Employment Area (TEA) criteria in the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 to identify whether a census track is in a TEA. The tool also provides in-depth data about each census track including unemployment data and geography data. IIUSA is committed to providing accurate information and assuring its data integrity. However, as with any online tool, we are unable to provide absolute assurances. For example, project addresses not recognized by Google Maps may not accurately geolocate on this mapping tool. IIUSA is proud to share this resource, but encourages users to exercise complete due diligence and not rely solely on one resource before making any business decision.

Supporting this Crtical Resource

We are also pleased to share that our EB-5 TEA Mapping Tool has been used by nearly 30,000 users in 2023 alone! This tool is considered an important resource for the EB-5 industry to conduct project due diligence. We are excited to see this map being widely used by stakeholders across the globe and want to thank everyone who has used and supported this data tool.

If you have any ideas or suggestions on how we can further enhance our TEA map, please do not hesitate to share them with us at



You can also sponsor this valuable resource to support IIUSA and showcase your company’s leadership in this field. Email to learn more about the TEA Map sponsorship.



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Latest News & Updates on TEA

IIUSA EB-5 TEA Map Updated with the Latest 2023 Annual LAUS Data

Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the latest 2023 annual data for Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) by county. While the new LAUS data does not change rural ...

IIUSA EB-5 TEA Map Updated with the Latest 2018-2022 5-Year ACS Data

Yesterday, on December 7, 2023, the Census Bureau released the 2018-2022 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. This development is particularly important for the EB-5 industry ...

IIUSA Data Analysis: Revised MSA Delineations and Impact on EB-5 Rural Areas

(Click here to read and download the full report in PDF format) On July 21, 2023, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published revised delineations for the country’s Core Based ...

IIUSA EB-5 TEA Map Updated with the Latest 2022 LAUS Data

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics published the latest annual Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) for 2022. Subsequently, IIUSA updated its EB-5 TEA Mapping Tool to reflect these ...

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