Terre Haute appears to be joining a growing list of cities to offer incentives to encourage remote workers to relocate. The Tribune-Star reports the city’s Board of Public Works and Safety approved spending $72,000 to use the MakeMyMove platform.
The website, developed by Indianapolis-based TMap LLC, connects remote workers to communities hoping to attract talent by offering a variety of incentives.
The publication says the local funding is contingent on receiving a $72,000 matching grant from the Indiana Economic Development Corp.
Among the amenities, the city says it will pay $1,500 for each worker who relocates to live and work remotely in Terre Haute, within a year.
Mike Rutz, chief executive officer and co-founder of MakeMyMove, told the Board of Public Works and Safety that “there is a new market of remote workers across the country, over 40 million that are right now full-time remote. They’re moving away from big cities and coming to the Midwest and smaller towns,” Rutz said.
The MakeMyMove platform highlights communities throughout the country. In Indiana, it showcases a number of Hoosier cities, including Muncie, Bloomington, French Lick, and West Lafayette, among others.