FAQs Report All Categories International What are Richardson's competitive advantages for overseas companies looking to locate their business in the U.S.? Companies and individuals invest here because we're centrally located in North America for optimal business coverage, and because we have a well-educated technical workforce, low taxes, low cost of living and a wonderful quality of life. Read more. What is the cost of living in North Texas compared to other U.S. regions? Click here to view comparative data. What are the procedures and requirements to set up a business in the U.S./Texas? Setting up the appropriate business structure is the first step. Understanding the registrations and regular state and federal business and tax filings is the next step. To view several reports that are available for downloading, please click here. What is the procedure to obtain a visa to operate a company in the U.S.? It is recommended that you contact a local immigration law firm for assistance. The REDD has a list of local law firms that can provide you with the latest immigration information and a quote for their services. To view a summary list of requirements for a foreign manager to obtain a visa to run a U.S. office, please click here. How do I contact a international business development representative for assistance? Message Eugene Shen, International Business Development Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org. How do you help foreign companies set up a business? Through our International Business Concierge program, we can provide a variety of a services listed here.