For the second year, Tulsa is offering cash, co-working space, and a furnished rental to remote workers who relocate.
Tech types, keyboard jockeys, and self-starters take heed: Tulsa Remote is back for its second round, offering transplants a $2,500 relocation fee, a $500-a-month stipend, and a $1,500 bonus if you stick around for the 12-month term. All in, it’s a $10,000 value for anyone with a work-remote gig.
Like last year’s offering, the agreement comes with a membership to the 36 Degrees North co-working space—an $1,800 value—and a furnished rental. This year, newbies can choose an apartment rental from a city-curated housing portal that focuses on like-minded remote communities.
With another round of funding from the George Kaiser Family Foundation, the program is meant to continue reversing Tulsa’s stagnant population growth without encumbering the local job market.
“I suspect that they don’t want to be subsidizing people who come here and would otherwise be competing for jobs with local people,” Gene Perry, director of strategy and communications at Tulsa-based Oklahoma Policy Institute, told CBS News.
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