Getting $10,000? Outstanding. Moving to Tulsa? Just OK.

What would it take for you to move to Tulsa Oklahoma? The city is now offering a $10,000 incentive to move there and stay for a year.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma is offering $10,000 for remote workers to relocate to their “ideal city” for a year. The $10,000 will be broken up in moving expenses, a $500 per month stipend and $1,500 at the end of a 12-month program.

Despite its nickname as the “OK” State, Oklahoma has a lot to offer. With a plethora of museums and food and drink spots, Tulsa gives its residents a unique experience. According to the salary-comparison site Payscale, Oklahoma’s cost of living is 8% lower than the national average. On top of all the other benefits, workers will receive a “membership to 36 Degrees North, a co-working space in the city,” in hopes that it will promote permanent residence.

Tulsa’s mayor G.T. Bynum states, “Tulsa is gaining international recognition for the use of modern technology to better serve citizens, and one of the areas where we see great opportunity for remote workers.”

So, who is Oklahoma hoping will move? In a quote from Ken Levit, the executive director of George Kaiser Family Foundation, Tulsa is “looking for talented and energetic people who not only will consider relocating permanently to Tulsa but especially for people who want to make something happen here — to add to the dynamism, idealism and get ‘er done spirit of Tulsa.”

Oklahoma is not the first state to offer incentives to gain a larger workforce. According to MarketWatch, Vermont’s governor signed a law that will “give workers up to $10,000 in tax credits to move there through its New Remote Worker Grant Program.” The law was created because of the state’s “declining and aging population” and their desire for a greater tech workforce.

So, why is Oklahoma trying to get so many people to work in their state? The U.S. & World Report made a report on the best states to live based on the cost of living, quality of life and job market. The report, unfortunately, ranked Oklahoma as 43rd out of 50. Also, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2017 Uniform Crime Report listed Tulsa, Oklahoma as the 14th most dangerous city in the U.S, with a population of 404,868 and a rate of 565.7 violent crimes per 100,000 people. While these factors might not be the sole reason Tulsa is looking for more residents, they may limit the people interested in applying for the grant.

While there are always positives and negatives for moving for a job, Oklahoma seems to be offering a lot of positives to entice potential workers. With all that they are offering, would you consider moving to Oklahoma? Read more about this story on MarketWatch here.


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What would it take for you to move to Tulsa Oklahoma? The city is now offering a $10,000 incentive to move there and stay for a year.

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