Since 2018, Tulsa Remote has attracted nearly 1,300 remote workers with a $10,000 relocation stipend if they call the Oklahoma city home for at least 12 months. Researchers say $13.77 is generated in local labor income for each dollar spent on the plan and one new local job was created for every two household members brought to Tulsa. All told, it has brought $62 million in new labor income to the local economy in 2021. Over 90% stay after the required year because Tulsa Remote provides them with “built-in community". Tulsa Remote was inspired by Teach for America, which sends graduates from US universities to low income communities to teach for two years.

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