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Will USCIS consider a project to be in a targeted employment area (TEA) if employees often perform work outside the TEA?

In order for an EB-5 project to qualify for the lower investment amount of a targeted employment area (TEA), the new commercial enterprise (NCE) is required to be principally doing business within the geographic boundary of the TEA. One element of the “principally doing business” requirement is the location of employees. If the NCE’s principal place of business is in a TEA and the employees are hired and paid from within the TEA, performing work outside the TEA may be acceptable.