The Definition of a RURAL TEA:
- An area not located within a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) as designated by the Office of Management and Budget;
- Or the outer boundary of any city or town having a population of 20,000 or more based on the most recent census.
What does a rural TEA mean for industry professionals and investors?
The RIA Act of 2022 created a unique set aside for areas designated as RURAL.
A project that is located in a rural TEA qualifies for priority processing of Form I-526 by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.���These investors will qualify for set-aside visas from the rural TEA classification, which makes up 20% of the yearly allocation of EB-5 visas.
LOUISIANA ECONOMY: Louisiana GSP is greater than the GDPs of Greece, Peru, and New Zealand. Ranking 41st in the United States with a per capita personal income of $30,952 in 2014, its residents per capita income decreased to $28,662 in 2019.
RURAL TEA COUNTIES IN LOUISIANA:
INTERACTIVE RURAL TEA MAP