This EB-5 census tract report is an unemployment summary to determine if a tract, or combination of tracts, meet the unemployment requirements for the EB-5 program. If you have questions about this report, please feel free to contact us for assistance. Please see the disclaimer at the bottom of this page.
The map to the left shows outlines of the census tract(s) selected for this EB-5 tract report and you may also see the tract(s) on the incentives map.
The section below titled Orange County Florida Employment: ACS 5-Year and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) section below shows two sets of employment county-level data. The ACS 5-Year (2011-2015) Survey data are from the American Community Survey and were published in December 2016. The Bureau of Labor Statistics county-level data were published in April 2017.
Counties may qualify if the unemployment rate is at least 150% of the national unemployment average. It is important to know that there are two national unemployment averages with the BLS being the most commonly known and used. The American Community Survey (ACS) also supplies their own estimates and historically a higher percentage than BLS figures. This report takes both the ACS and BLS county and national unemployment under consideration. From our understanding and research, both have been used by petitioners and approved for designation.
Data: The Results Using Census Share (Disaggregation) Methodology section below is a combination of the most recent tract-level ACS 5-Year study and BLS county-level unemployment. These two numbers reflect the most recent conditions and may contradict ACS 5-year eligibility. Each state is different as to what unemployment values they can/will accept; so, if one "Census-Share (Disaggregation)" number does not qualify, the ACS unemployment rate may help you make a better case when filing for a designation letter.
Eligibility:Any tract inside a county with high unemployment automatically qualifies regardless of the tract's unemployment rate.
There may be a number of additional options such as City and Rural options available. Feel free to contact us for assistance.
For counties, the ACS 5-Year (2011-2015) and the BLS 2016 results are the most current data. Tracts within a high unemployment county may be considered eligible by the state and the USCIS. The BLS line in the table is preferred by many states that mandate the census-share method such as Florida and California; however, the ACS row in the table show the most recent estimates spanning over a five years and may be considered by the state and/or the USCIS. According to the ACS-5 Year estimates, Orange County appears to qualify because the unemployment rate was at 9.1%; however the more recent BLS yearly average unemployment rate for Orange County is 4.4% This is an indication from the BLS that employment has improved in Orange County. NOTE: The State of Florida or Orange County may not accept the ACS 5-year values and only accept more recent BLS employment estimates. Please note that this summary only applies to Orange County and census tract(s) may qualify, see next section for details.
|Source||County FIPS||Population||Labor Force||Employed||Unemployed||Unemployment Rate||Qualifies?|
The values in the table reflect the census share disaggregation method using the ACS 5-Year (2011-2015) and the average county values provided by the BLS in April (2016).
The list of census tracts reflect the result of the changing employment conditions since the ACS 5-year study. If employment improved since then, the newer average unemployment may disqualify an otherwise ACS-qualified targeted employment area. Please check with your state or contact us as the guidelines as to what numbers (ACS-5 Year above or the Census Share) are different state to state.
|Legal Name||FIPS||Population||Labor Force||Employed||Unemployed||Unemployment Rate||Qualifies?|
|Census Tract 104, Orange County, Florida||12095010400||755||361||302||59||16.3%||Yes|
|Census Tract 105, Orange County, Florida||12095010500||1,009||620||548||72||11.6%||Yes|
|Census Tract 189, Orange County, Florida||12095018900 (Site)||6,263||4,319||4,109||210||4.9%||No|
The data in the table are from the most recent American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year (2011-2015) and are the tracts selected on the map. In December 2016, the ACS 5-year (2011-2015) census tract data was released. The unemployment rates in this section may not be preferred by the state and many states prefer unemployment rates generated by the census-share disaggregation methodology -- please see the section above.
NOTE: The site tract is qualified by itself and no other tracts are required. Is it possible that the first tract in your map selection isn't where your project is located? To correct please return to the map and enter your project's address. You will need to ensure that the address appears inside the first selected EB-5 tract.
|Legal Name||Tract FIPS||Population||Labor Force||Employed||Unemployed||Unemployment Rate||Qualifies?||Qualified
|Census Tract 189, Orange County, Florida||12095018900 (Site)||6,263||4,088||3,679||409||10%||Yes||Yes|
|Census Tract 104, Orange County, Florida||12095010400||755||384||270||114||29.7%||Yes||Yes|
|Census Tract 105, Orange County, Florida||12095010500||1,009||631||491||140||22.2%||Yes||Yes|
1 As provided by the ACS, the county unemployment rate may be estimated significantly higher than reported numbers supplied by the BLS. We only consider the BLS county-level unemployment rate to determine if all tracts in a county qualify.
These 4 EB-5 Regional Centers can assist you for projects in Orange County Florida. We have a growing network of EB-5 companies and professionals who are ready to assist you. Please contact us so that we may guide you prior to engaging a center who support Orange County.
Orange County, Florida
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If your EB-5 center is listed on EB5Projects.com, the EB-5 center may not have the service area(s) (Counties/States) defined at this time. We encourage you to contact EB5Projects.com for a EB-5 center profile review and update. Otherwise, please contact us for assistance.
ReinID works to maintain the accuracy of its reporting data. However, it is important to note that each state has its own set of guidelines regarding TEA and EB-5 designations. Additionally, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has designation oversight. ReinID advises that you contact us for guidance prior to contacting an EB-5 regional center. ReinID makes no guarantees that any census tracts will be accepted. The report is only intended to present supporting data as it is presented by our sources. We urge you to contact us for assistance.
500 E. Kennedy Blvd #300 Tampa, Florida 33602