The Perry County Development Corp. is partnering with Indianapolis-based job matching marketplace MakeMyMove to encourage remote workers to relocate to Perry County. The partners say the campaign will aim to attract remote workers through incentives and perks, including a $7,000 stipend, designed to offset moving expenses and connect newcomers with local amenities.
“Perry County is perfectly positioned to welcome remote workers,” says Erin Emerson, CEO of the PCDC. “In addition to great access to high speed internet, we have top-rated schools, a safe community, and a lower cost of living compared to many parts of the United States.”
Emerson says the program is “a natural next step” for its Pick Perry Campaign, which launched in 2016 as a centralized community brand and website.
“We’re excited to partner with MakeMyMove to build upon the success of the campaign and to broaden its reach and impact,” said Emerson. “We see this as an opportunity for strategic growth. The community will benefit from additional tax revenue, local consumer spending, and on top of that, new neighbors and friends.”
The PCDC and MakeMyMove say they will work together to create the incentive program and enroll participants.
“Remote workers are free to live where they want, and many are using that newfound freedom to find a place that better suits their lifestyle,” said Evan Hock, co-founder of MakeMyMove. “Perry County checks many of the boxes that these professionals want: a connected community, affordability, wide open spaces with outdoor recreation, and more.”
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