This City Will Give You $10,000 to Move There
A growing number of U.S. cities are trying a new method to attract new residents - bribery. The latest metropolis to employ this technique is Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 2nd largest city in the Sooner State is offering a $10,000 grant to remote workers who take up residence there- but there's a catch. To take full advantage off the offer, you must live there for at least a year.
MSN.com is reporting that city officials will offer $2,500 up front to cover moving cost for workers that telecommute or telework. According to Flexjobs.com, the number of people working remotely has risen 115% in the last 13 years. The rest of the windfall comes in monthly payments of $500, and a $1,500 final payout when you complete the 12 months.
As an incentive for the new Tulsites (Tulsoneans?) to stay past the required year, the city is also offering free memberships to 36 Degrees North, which gives remote workers access to conference rooms, free printing, a dedicated desk, mail service, and the most important office supply of all time - free coffee.