The idea of being paid to move somewhere seems just too good to be true. But, over the past few years, I’ve been seeing more and more incidences in which certain geographical locations are hoping to increase their population or achieve other goals by offering compensation to those who are able to relocate there.
I recently read an article from The Good News Network discussing the matter of receiving money to move to certain cities and states, and I thought it might be interesting to share.
Tulsa, Oklahoma: “Tulsa Remote is a unique recruitment initiative aimed at attracting talented individuals to the Art deco city. With a $10,000 grant to inspire you to move, the initiative asks that you live in their city for one year, confident you’ll want to stay longer at the end.
“The ideal candidate for Tulsa Remote is a digital nomad or remote worker with the flexibility to work anywhere—who is looking for a real community to call home. Along with receiving $10,000, distributed over the course of a year, the program is offering you space in a co-working center, help finding housing, and regular community-building opportunities.
Savannah, Georgia: “Savannah is a beautiful place, and they are looking to incentivize remote tech workers to move to the Chatham County area—provided they have three-years of verifiable work experience, and that they secure at minimum a one-year lease or purchase property.
“Moving expenses will be covered with $2,000 after 30 days of residency, and the position can be remote or in-office.
Topeka, Kansas: “The Choose Topeka Initiative will help workers looking to move to Topeka—who have arrangements to work inside the city—with $10,000 in moving expenses for those looking to rent, and $15,000 for those looking to buy a home.
“The incentives kick in after a year of residency. Remote workers will need a job outside the county, and will receive only $5,000 in assistance to rent, and $10,000 to buy a home.
Alaska: “One of the most beautiful places on Earth, the state of Alaska won’t pay you to move there necessarily, but there is a state-fund financed by mineral extraction sales which pays a dividend to workers who choose to remain in the state,” says the article.
Be sure to check out the entire article, linked above, to see the complete list of cities offering payment to those of us who move there.