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Rural TEA

Virgia 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.

VIRGINIA ECONOMY: Virginia’s economy has diverse sources of income, including local and federal government, military, farming and high-tech. The state’s average earnings per job was $63,281, the 11th-highest nationwide, and the gross domestic product (GDP) was $476.4 billion in 2018, the 13th-largest among U.S. states. 

RURAL TEA COUNTIES IN VIRGIA:

  • Accomack
    Alleghany
    Bath
    Bland
    Brunswick
    Buchanan
    Buena Vista City
    Carroll
    Charlotte
    Covington City
    Cumberland
    Danville city
    Dickenson
    Emporia City
    Essex
    Franklin City
    Galax City
    Grayson
    Greensville
    Halifax
    Henry
    Highland
    King and Queen
    King George
    Lancaster
    Lee
    Lexington City
    Louisa
    Lunenburg
    Madison
    Martinsville city
    Mecklenburg
    Middlesex
    Northampton
    Northumberland
    Norton city
    Nottoway
    Orange
    Page
    Patrick
    Pittsylvania
    Prince Edward
    Richmond
    Rockbridge
    Russell
    Shenandoah
    Smyth
    Southampton
    Surry
    Tazewell
    Westmoreland
    Wise
    Wythe

INTERACTIVE RURAL TEA MAP