Vermont Needed More Workers. Moving Grants Are Drawing People from Out of State

Route Fifty: Vermont last year announced a unique strategy for drawing people to their tiny, picturesque state: they’d pay you to move there and work remotely.

Originally, state officials said they’d select 100 people to receive as much as $10,000 in the first year of the Remote Worker Grant Program, and then 20 people in the following years. Each new resident would submit moving expenses, membership fees for coworking spaces, broadband costs, or security deposits for reimbursement up to $5,000 per year for two years.

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