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A Targeted Employment Area (TEA) is an area with unemployment that is 150% or more of the national unemployment rate. It can be comprised of multiple, adjacent census tracts. More information can be found at the USCIS EB-5 web page.
The Dallas TEA is a guide to show you where unemployment is greater than 150% using the most recent Census ACS data. Final determination for a TEA designation will be made by USCIS. The data is updated annually to reflect the changing unemployment rates within Dallas.
Under revised EB-5 program rules issued by USCIS in November 2019, all TEA designations are made by the USCIS. The City of Dallas no longer issues TEA letters.