What are the employee location requirements for a business opened in a rural area?
I am a partner in a company in Asia and we want to invest in the United States using EB-5. We plan to open our office in a rural area, but the nature of our business is such that our employees will be located all over the United States. Under this arrangement, can I still invest $500,000 and pay all my taxes in the rural area, but pay salaries to most of my employees elsewhere? What are the employee location requirements for opening a business in a rural area?
The EB-5 regulations and policies require $500,00.00 investment to in the job creating entity located in a TEA ( Target Employment Area ). That is, the job creating entity jobs have to be physically located in the TEA. Usually the TEA covers a number of closely proximate contiguous counties.