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Resident recruitment ramp-up : 'Pay to move' initiatives look for workers first

Jan 17, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

For decades, cities and states have tried to create jobs and boost their economies by luring out-of-state employers. Now some areas are trying to attract workers one at a time.

Starting this month, programs in Vermont and Tulsa, Okla., will pay people to relocate to those places if they work remotely. Other resident recruitment strategies include weekends that tempt tourists to stay, discounted rent, student loan assistance and free land.

"It's a departure -- very much a sharp depart...