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 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 ...

IIUSA’s New TEA Map is Updated with the Latest ACS and BLS Data

MOST RECENT ACS 5-YEAR ESTIMATES IIUSA published a free mapping tool in December 2019 to inform EB-5 industry stakeholders of critical regulatory changes related to the targeted employment ...

IIUSA Updates Its TEA Mapping Tool in Accordance with the New EB-5 Regulations

Earlier this week, IIUSA released a critical update to its mapping tool for high-unemployment areas that qualify as targeted employment areas (TEA) in accordance with the amended definition in ...

For questions on the EB-5 data and research, please contact IIUSA at

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