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About RIMS II Job-calculation methodology & issues
RIMS II methodology is just one methodology, but nevertheless, it is a very widely-used job calculation (a better terminology would be a "job estimating") methodology. Official website of Bureau of Economic Analysis, a division of U.S. Department of Commerce: www.bea.gov
Brief description: www.bea.gov/regional/rims/brfdesc.cfm
Handbook on RIMS II: www.bea.gov/scb/pdf/regional/perinc/meth/rims2.pdf
New User Guide to RIMS: http://www.bea.gov/regional/pdf/rims/RIMSII_User_Guide.pdf
It should be noted that the recent USCIS Neufeld guidance memo dated June 17, 2009 has arguably indicated a preference for the RIMS II methodology over other job-calculation methodologies. See the Neufeld guidance memo at www.eb-5center.com/node/382.