Reza RahbaranImmigration Attorney
TEAs are issued by the authorized designating body of each state or jurisdiction. Using unemployment evidence and statistical documentation for areas within the state, they may or may not issue a TEA designation. The new commercial enterprise must be located in an area with an average unemployment rate of 150 percent of the national average. Although you may wish to identify a TEA on your own, it is always best to use either an economist or attorney who has experience with EB-5 TEA designations.