Tulsa Is Offering Remote Workers $10K (and Working Space) to Move There

A business man walks along the streets of downtown Tulsa, OK.
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Leave New York and D.C. to the Amazon rat race. At least, that could be the pitch for a smaller city like Tulsa, Oklahoma, which is skipping the middleman — or giant corporation — and offering its incentives directly to the workers.

Oklahoma’s second largest city is offering to pay remote workers to relocate there within the next six months. The only requirements are that you must be 18 years old, eligible to work in the United States and, you know, want to live in Tulsa.

Here’s what you get for saying OK (-l-a-h-o-m-a):

  • $10,000. That includes some money upfront for relocation expenses, plus a monthly stipend. You’ll receive the rest of the money when you’ve finished the first year. And since Oklahoma is among the states with the most student loan delinquencies, the extra income could come in handy.
  • Space at 36 Degrees North, a coworking space in downtown Tulsa.
  • Discounted price on a new, fully-furnished apartments in the Tulsa Arts District — and your utilities will be free for the first three months.
  • The opportunity to sing about how the land you belong to is grand.

Tulsa joins the nationwide race to attract the young and tech-savvy by offering money to move there. Back in June, Vermont offered $10,000 to remote workers to relocate to the land of maple syrup.

Hoping to boost its college-educated quotient, Hamilton, Ohio, has a “reverse scholarship,” which pays recent graduates $5,000 to move to the small city outside of Cincinnati — paid out in 25 convenient $200 installments.

If you’re ready to hitch your wagon for the Sooner State, fill out an application at Tulsa Remote.  

Tiffany Wendeln Connors is a staff writer with The Penny Hoarder. She knows all the words to “Oklahoma!”