The Perry County Development Corporation (PCDC) has partnered with Indianapolis-based, MakeMyMove to launch a campaign encouraging remote workers to relocate to the county. Offering $7,000 and other perks, PCDC executives invite remote talent to bring their jobs and families to put down roots in Perry County.
“Perry County is perfectly positioned to welcome remote workers,” said Erin Emerson, President & CEO of the PCDC. “In addition to great access to high speed internet, we have top-rated schools, a safe community, and a lower cost of living compared to many parts of the United States.”
Emerson sees the incentive program as a natural next step for the award winning Pick Perry Campaign, which launched in 2016 as a centralized community brand and website and has since evolved to include monthly “Pick Perry Days,” welcome bags for new residents, networking events for newcomers and more. “We’re excited to partner with MakeMyMove to build upon the success of the campaign and to broaden its reach and impact,” said Emerson. “We see this as an opportunity for strategic growth. The community will benefit from additional tax revenue, local consumer spending, and on top of that, new neighbors and friends.”
PCDC and MakeMyMove will work together to build an incentive program designed to offset moving expenses and connect newcomers with local amenities. Interested candidates must apply for the incentives, currently reside outside of Indiana, be employed full-time with remote privileges, or be self-employed and able to bring their business anywhere in order to be considered.
As the pandemic wanes, remote work remains a permanent fixture in the American jobs landscape. With an ability to work from anywhere, these kinds of workers are increasingly on the move. Anywhere between 14-23 Million Americans are expected to relocate as a result of remote work.
“Remote workers are free to live where they want, and many are using that newfound freedom to find a place that better suits their lifestyle,” said Evan Hock, co-founder of MakeMyMove. “Perry County checks many of the boxes that these professionals want: a connected community, affordability, wide open spaces with outdoor recreation, and more. We’re pleased to partner with PCDC to highlight all that Perry County has to offer.”
Applications for the Perry County program will open shortly. Remote workers who are interested in applying or learning more should go to https://www.makemymove.com.