This City Will Pay You to Move There Post-Coronavirus

If you work in tech, it's time to make this Southern town your new home.

If you're looking to make a major change in your post-lockdown life, one city will now pay you to move there: Savannah, Georgia! In an effort to draw new talent in the tech sector, Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) has established a financial incentive program that pays $2,000 for moving expenses to qualified technology workers willing to relocate to the area.

According to the rules of the initiative, workers can be "self-employed, remote workers of technology firms located elsewhere, or relocating to take a position with a technology company in the region." Incredibly, this means you could receive the incentive benefit while continuing to work remotely for your current company—something your employer might be amenable to as they redefine the workplace, post-coronavirus.

riverfront skyline view of Savannah, Georgia

Widely acknowledged to be one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the U.S., Savannah boasts charming architecture, as well as vibrant cultural, culinary, and arts scenes. Residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living compared with national and state averages, and of course, many delight in its swoon-worthy coastal landscape.

Qualified candidates for the program must have three years of experience in the tech sector, and must relocate to Chatham County with a one-year rental lease, or purchase a property in the area and live there for a minimum of one month before applying for funding.

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The bottom line? If you've got flexibility in your current tech job, or you're willing to look for new work in the Savannah area, this deal might just be too good to pass up. And if you want to travel smart, check out these 3 Popular Reopened Tourist Destinations You'll Definitely Want to Avoid.

Lauren Gray
Lauren Gray is a New York-based writer, editor, and consultant. Read more
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