Relocating to a new city is a lot less stressful when that city is paying you to move there. MakeMyMove.com is a useful directory that lists every city across the US that’s paying people to relocate there.
The directory helps connect people with cities and towns offering a wide range of moving incentives, including tax breaks, cash, mortgage forgiveness, tuition reimbursement, and more. Usually, these cities are motivated by boosting the local economy or increasing the size of their local population.
Currently, MakeMyMove.com is listing 37 relocation offers all over the country, including Montpellier, VT; Tulsa, OK; Topeka, KS, and Natchez; MS.
Montpelier, for example, is offering remote workers “up to $5,000 per year for up to two years. Applicants who move and become a full-time employee of a Vermont business are eligible for up to $7,500. Remote workers receive $10,000 to relocate.”
Similarly, Baltimore is incentivizing people with “$5,000 for a downpayment on a new home. Homebuyers will be awarded the funds in the form of a 5-year forgivable loan.”
There’s also a “Design Your Own” move feature on the website, where users can list their ideal location and package offer, and the company will talk with local economic development programs to see if they can make it a reality.
Evan Hock, founder of MakeMyMove.com, told CNBC, “If we get a half dozen folks saying, ‘I’m looking for a lake community in the Southeast,’ we can go out, find it and negotiate an offer for them. It’s a way for us to collect data and see opportunities to find a specific landing spot for each remote worker.”
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