Cities in Illinois and Oklahoma are latest to lure remote workers with free land, cash
A new trend is emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic: Cities across the U.S. are dangling financial incentives in front of remote workers who are considered up for grabs, now that they can work from anywhere.
Dozens of U.S. cities, many in middle America, are competing for remote talent. Take Tulsa, Oklahoma, which is offering individuals $10,000 cash, plus other benefits including office space and professional resources, to workers who put down roots in the southern city. Or Grafton, Illinois, which is giving free land to transplants who want to build homes. Move to Lewisburg, West Virginia, with a full-time, remote job and you'll pocket $12,000.