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Holidays are all good … But how about a permanent change of scenery? Thanks to the home office, video conferencing and the like, some people can work from anywhere and are therefore free to choose where to live. Some places and regions that are struggling with population decline, for example, want to take advantage of this development and offer money specifically to digital nomads, but also to families and other newcomers if they settle there.
We present to you several towns and villages in the United States, Spain and Italy that promise a moving reward.
USA: Several states attract new citizens with money
You can work from anywhere, so why not move away from the office with your home office? Several cities in the United States have launched special programs for remote workers, some of which are even called “Zoom Towns” by video calling software.
Oklahoma: The city of Tulsa promises up to $ 10,000 to new residents
The city of Tulsa is the second largest in the US state of Oklahoma. It offers an airport, several museums, a zoo – and up to US $ 10,000 (equivalent to around € 8500) if you decide to move. The Tulsa Remote program is designed specifically for digital nomads, promising them desk space, networking events, and the aforementioned cash injection, in a lump sum or as a salary for several months.
Do you still find it difficult to set up tents in Germany? By the way, Tulsa is also home to one of America’s largest Oktoberfest festivals …
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Bemidji in Minnesota offers you a new home and pays for the move
Bemidji may be familiar to fans of the Fargo TV series. Otherwise, the small Minnesota town of nearly 14,000 inhabitants probably isn’t on anyone’s radar screen in this country. The “218 Relocate” program aims to change that: it promises a new home, especially for people who work from home.
Transfer costs of up to US $ 2,500 (approximately € 2,100) are reimbursed and a one-year membership to the “LaunchPad” co-working space is also included. To ensure that the work-life balance is correct, newcomers are also included in a program that specifically supports them in making private contacts.
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Alaska pays the grant to residents year after year
Does your employer pay you neither for Christmas nor for holidays? Then you could increase your salary by moving to Alaska! The state pays all eligible residents approximately $ 1,600 annually in just this way. The money comes from the Permanent Fund Dividend, a fund established in 1976 to share the state’s oil profits with Alaskans.
Spain: Ponga and Rubiá court families
We recently introduced Griegos village, which pays rent to new residents. But apparently other places in Spain are also trying to attract people with money to counteract the population decline.
According to a report by the British “Independent”, the municipality of Ponga in Asturias pays € 3,000 to newcomers and wants to help them settle down. For every child born in the city, there is the same figure on top. The city of Rubiá in Galicia improves the income of its new residents by 150 euros, month after month.
Italy: These places offer money for immigration
According to the report, there are also several municipalities in Italy that offer financial incentives to newcomers, some of which have already been presented by the Reisereporter.
In July 2021, we reported nine towns in Calabria that pay newcomers up to € 28,000. The good news: you still have the opportunity to secure a place of residence in Aieta, Albidona, Civita and Co. As reported by “Il Fatto Quotidiano”, it has not yet been decided who will pocket the welcome bonus. However, there have already been numerous requests, including from Uruguay, Argentina and Syria.
Even the medieval village of Santa Fiora in Tuscany and the municipality of Rieti in Lazio reward those who move their office there, even if only partially. Anyone who rents a house there for two or six months receives a subsidy of up to 200 euros or 50 percent of the total rent. In any case, the average rents are at a low level of 300 to 500 euros per month.