EB5 Affiliate Network is the preferred vendor for new EB-5 regional center set up and for immediate access to approved EB-5 regional centers in 21 U.S. States.
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EB5 Affiliate Network is a national leader in EB-5 Regional Center setup consulting and owns one of the largest networks of full state Regional Centers. EB5 Affiliate Network partners with best-in-class developers across asset classes to offer a full service EB-5 solution and provides immediate access to its network of Regional Centers through an affiliation model.
The team has extensive experience in business strategy, investment evaluation, securities/tax and immigration law. The EB5 Affiliate Network team has advised Fortune 500 companies on growth and investment strategies, and has worked on some of the largest IPOs, securities offerings and private equity buyouts in the past five years. With in-house service as a hallmark,
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The map identifies high unemployment areas that may qualify as a targeted employment area (TEA) for the purposes of the USCIS EB-5 program. Targeted employment areas may consist of a state, county, MSA, city or tract with an unemployment rate greater than 150% of the national average as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Areas of high unemployment (by census tract) are highlighted in ORANGE in the map. Additional labor force and employment data are available by clicking on specific locations.
Combining High and Low Unemployment Census Tracts
In many states, targeted employment areas may also be established by combining multiple contiguous census tracts where the unemployment rate of the combined region exceeds the high unemployment threshold. This is very common and will many EB-5 projects utilize this approach. The specific rules for combining census tracts varies by state agency, but many agencies are quite flexible when it comes to issuing combined census tract TEA letters. To view a list of all State Agencies, please click here.
Additionally, rural areas also qualify as targeted employment areas. To qualify as a rural area TEA, the rural area must be both outside of a metropolitan statistical area and outside of a city or town having a population of 20,000 or more.
Unemployment data for census tracts were calculated using the census-share methodology as permitted by the USCIS using the Bureau of Labor Statistics annual average unemployment data and the American Community Survey census tract data.
The national unemployment rate during 2016 was 4.9% meaning the qualifying unemployment rate to be considered a high unemployment area is 7.4% or greater (150% of the national average or greater).
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