The pandemic has altered the state of tourism and hindered revenue for many regions around the world, leading countries to start offering incentives for remote workers.
Now, digital nomads who migrate to countries like Barbados, Estonia, and Georgia have the ability to work, contribute to the area’s economy, and also receive perks.
Even smaller cities in the U.S. have adopted this strategy to attract remote workers by offering sign-on bonuses and touting their unique amenities.
Beyond the additional cash, these cities provide young professionals with a more affordable cost of living and give them the chance to purchase homes. This is particularly important as younger generations continue to struggle with historic levels of college debt.
In an effort to guide digital nomads, Evan Hock founded MakeMyMove to help these professionals connect with communities across the country that are offering a more ideal way of living compared to large, dense cities.
Hock uses Greensburg, Indiana as an example. The town is offering $5,000 for transplants, as well as babysitting services through its “Grandparents on Demand” program, fundraising events, a one-year membership to the area’s coworking space, and much more.
“Greensburg has always been a welcoming community for anyone that wants to live, work and play here, but with this package, we are going a step above to ensure that people have the opportunity to really embrace all that Greensburg has to offer,” said Greensburg Mayor Joshua Marsh.