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Rural TEA

North Carolina Rural TEA

The Definition of a RURAL TEA:

  1. An area not located within a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) as designated by the Office of Management and Budget;
  2. 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.

NORTH CAROLINA ECONOMY: According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the state’s 2010 total gross state product was $424.9 billion, making it the ninth wealthiest state in terms of gross domestic product. Most of North Carolina’s small towns historically developed around textile and furniture factories.

RURAL TEA COUNTIES IN NORTH CAROLINA:

  • Alleghany
    Anson
    Ashe
    Avery
    Beaufort
    Bertie
    Bladen
    Camden
    Carteret
    Caswell
    Cherokee
    Chowan
    Clay
    Cleveland
    Columbus
    Dare
    Duplin
    Graham
    Granville
    Greene
    Halifax
    Harnett
    Hertford
    Hyde
    Jackson
    Lee
    Lenoir
    Macon
    Martin
    McDowell
    Mitchell
    Montgomery
    Moore
    Northampton
    Pasquotank
    Perquimans
    Polk
    Richmond
    Robeson
    Rutherford
    Sampson
    Scotland
    Stanly
    Surry
    Swain
    Transylvania
    Tyrrell
    Vance
    Warren
    Washington

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