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 Mapping Tool

Since IIUSA launched the first version of the EB-5 TEA mapping tool in December 2020, it attracted an average of 1,520 monthly pageviews from more than 1,900 individual users. You can sponsor this valuable resource to support IIUSA and showcase your company’s leadership in this field.

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Latest News & Updates on TEA

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 ...

Introducing the NEW IIUSA EB-5 TEA Mapping Tool

  Research EB-5 targeted employment areas (TEA) across the U.S. with this new interactive and free tool   IIUSA is excited to launch this new mapping tool that allows EB-5 stakeholders to check ...

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