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Rural TEA

Ohio 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.

EB-5 MARKET IN OHIO: Ohio is one of the significant states in terms of EB-5 investment. As of May 2020, Ohio has 16 approved EB-5 regional centers listed by USCIS. EB-5 investments in Ohio totaled $89.5 million and created 1,600 jobs, the EB-5 Economic Impact Studies showed.

OHIO ECONOMY: The economy of Ohio nominally would be the 21st largest global economy behind Saudi Arabia and ahead of Argentina according to the 2017 International Monetary Fund GDP estimates. The state had a GDP of $656.19 billion in 3rd quarter of 2017, up from $517.1 billion in 2012, and up from $501.3 billion in 2011, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

RURAL TEA COUNTIES IN OHIO:

  • Adams
    Ashland
    Ashtabula
    Athens
    Auglaize
    Champaign
    Clinton
    Columbiana
    Coshocton
    Crawford
    Darke
    Defiance
    Erie
    Fayette
    Gallia
    Guernsey
    Hancock
    Hardin
    Harrison
    Henry
    Highland
    Holmes
    Huron
    Jackson
    Knox
    Logan
    Marion
    Meigs
    Mercer
    Monroe
    Morgan
    Muskingum
    Noble
    Ottawa
    Paulding
    Pike
    Preble
    Putnam
    Ross
    Sandusky
    Scioto
    Seneca
    Shelby
    Tuscarawas
    Van Wert
    Vinton
    Washington
    Wayne
    Williams
    Wyandot

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