Living in Michigan is pretty grand, if you ask me. We have all the seasons, and even though I could do without winter, there’s something special about spring starting up, and it’s something you just wouldn’t feel in a warmer climate. That said, now, a Michigan town is actually paying people to move there- and they could pay you.
Fortune.com has put together a list of some small towns across America that are giving major incentives to people to move there. “There’s something romantic about small-town living,” they state in the article. “Imagine living out a Gilmore Girls Stars Hollow fantasy where the owner of the town diner knows your coffee order. As more and more companies offer fully remote positions, people are packing up and leaving the city to pursue the small-town life.”
The publication adds that a group of “small townships and cities across the nation are looking to incentivize knowledge workers to move, rewarding them with cash, tax breaks, and even property. These programs are an appealing option for people who cannot afford real estate prices in major metro areas.
One Michigan town is on the list, and it’s Southwest, Michigan. According to Fortune.com, the Southwest part of the state is less than 200 miles from Chicago and “known for its scenic Lake Michigan beaches and large dunes that are visible from space.” The estimated value of incentive is a whopping $15,000. As for who qualifies, it’s full-time remote workers who work for a employer located outside of Michigan. The package, according to the publication, is a $10,000 incentive toward a mortgage “For those who move and purchase a home worth at least $200,000. An extra $5,000 stipend will be offered if an applicant’s child is enrolled in a local public school.” How amazing is that? Check out the full story via Fortune.com here.