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Rural TEA

South 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.

SOUTH CAROLINA ECONOMY: South Carolina’s economy is based on industries such as aerospace, agribusiness, automotive manufacturing, and tourism. South Carolina in 2019, its GDP was $213.45 billion.

RURAL TEA COUNTIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA:

  • Abbeville
    Allendale
    Bamberg
    Barnwell
    Cherokee
    Chesterfield
    Clarendon
    Colleton
    Dillon
    Georgetown
    Greenwood
    Hampton
    Lee
    Marion
    Marlboro
    McCormick
    Newberry
    Oconee
    Orangeburg
    Williamsburg

INTERACTIVE RURAL TEA MAP