Looking for a new city to launch a fresh start? Why not try Tulsa, Oklahoma? The Mid-Western/Southern city has taken notice of the huge boom of the remote work industry and they want a piece of the action.
In a bid to boost the local economy, The George Kaiser Family Foundation announced a fund to give people who relocate to the state $10,000 plus extra benefits. The Tulsa Remote program is specifically seeking people who already have full-time remote employment.
In an interview with the Tulsa World newspaper, GKFF Executive Director Ken Levit said the program aims to transform Tulsa into a city that welcomes young professionals who want to start a family.
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“We are in an exciting spot,” Levit said. “Our Arts District is flourishing. Developments like the Gathering Place and Mother Road Market are enticing. This is a way to give an extra incentive to bring in talented people.”
The $10,000 will be split up in checks throughout the first year and relocators will get $2,500 for their moving expenses. The deal gets sweeter. Participants will have a chance to snatch up one of the city’s furnished apartments in the arts district for 33% off the price — and free utilities for the first three months.
Interested? The process, which they say is “less like a job interview, more like a first date” includes an application submission on the website, a video chat, a visit to Tulsa, and then an offer. Head over to TulsaRemote.com and submit your application now.