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ARKANSAS IS OFFERING REMOTE WORKERS A $10,000 INCENTIVE TO MOVE TO THE OZARKS

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As winter looms and the coronavirus pandemic threatens to keep city-dwellers indoors for the season, Arkansas is offering a solution in the form of a $10,000 cash incentive to move to the mountains.

The appealing offer is being made by the Northwest Arkansas Council, which has invested more than $1m over six months to bring “top talent” to the Ozarks region of the state through the Life Works Here initiative.

“With one of the best costs of living, plentiful outdoor lifestyle perks, nationally ranked arts, culture and cuisine scenes, and per capita income that’s 14 per cent higher than the national average, the Northwest Arkansas region offers a unique opportunity to create balance for those eager to move from congested and expensive larger cities and suburbs,” the council explains on the incentive website.

If the idea of $10,000 to move to a home in a small town nestled in the Ozark mountains weren’t enough to convince, the incentive will also include a free street or mountain bike to help remote workers navigate the area and take advantage of the “162 miles of paved trails, the 37-mile Razorback Regional Greenway and the 322 miles of world-class mountain biking trails” the area has to offer.

While the council states that the area is a “great place to work, live and play” for anyone from recent graduates to families to entrepreneurs, and will accept all types of talent, the region is especially focused on bringing people who work in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).

However, it is important to note the program is only for people who are fully employed and can work remotely in their current jobs.

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