US Freedom Capital Blog

California Changes Targeted Employment Area (TEA) Policy

Posted by David Gunderson on May 26, 2014 11:05:37 AM

A Targeted Employment Area is defined as an area that has 150% of the US national unemployment (approximately 13.4%). While the goal of the TEA is admirable, that is to motivate development in higher unemployment areas, the reality is that these areas are less desirable for real estate development.

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Texas Led US Job Growth in 2013

Posted by David Gunderson on May 25, 2014 8:55:09 AM

Texas led the nation in job growth for the fourth straight year in 2013, reflecting the state’s strength and resilience recovering from the recession that ended in mid-2009.

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Investor Immigration from the Middle East

Posted by David Gunderson on May 25, 2014 8:49:31 AM

With the elevated uncertainty in the Middle East, US Freedom Capital's office in Dubai, UAE is reporting an increasing interest in immigration to the US. Historically, US immigration has focused around three areas: reuniting families, providing shelter for refugees and asylees, and work visas (primarily for employees with advanced degrees in math and science).

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Dallas Chinese Community Center

Posted by USFC Team on May 22, 2014 2:02:22 PM

With the large Chinese population in the Dallas- Fort Worth metro area (DFW), the need for community services is high. The DFW China Town fulfills this need – located in Richardson, the DFW China Town is a hub for Asian shopping, restaurants, and events. The DFW China Town is home to bookstores, grocery stores, and Chinese banks and learning centers. In addition to centralized shopping and services, the DFW China Town is also home to the Dallas Chinese Community Center (DCCC), a non-profit organization serving the Chinese community.

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Chinese Immigration to Texas

Posted by USFC Team on May 14, 2014 3:58:10 PM

The first Asian immigrants to come to Texas were the Chinese who arrived to work on railroads in the 1870s. In 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act was signed by President Chester Arthur which prohibited all immigration of Chinese into the US. It was not repealed until 1943. Between 1950 and 1980, the Chinese population in Texas increased almost twenty-five fold. In the 1970s and 1980s, Chinese immigrants were attracted by the shrimp fishing industry. As the 20th Century drew to a close and the dawn of the 21st Century began, Chinese immigrants were enticed by economic opportunities in high-tech and other technological fields, and by greater opportunities in education. According to the 2010 census, there are almost 120,000 Asians in Dallas County, a 35% increase over just a decade. Of this Asian population, approximately 15% are Chinese.

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