Rural towns lure California’s remote workers with cash, child care and other relocation perks

By Don Lee for the Los Angeles Times • Jun 14, 2023
Mariah and family pose for photos in Noblesville, Indiana.

Here are some of our favorite quotes from the LA times article featuring MakeMyMove movers.

"The $5,000 cash was nice, Mariah said, but what was really appealing to her was Hamilton County’s top ranking as a place to raise a family — they have a 3-year-old daughter — and a suite of freebies connecting them to the community and leaders.

"Non-cash inducements run the gamut. Gym memberships, entertainment passes and access to co-working office space are common.

Greensburg, Ind., is offering stand-in grandparents to babysit. One town promises you’ll have coffee with the mayor; in another it’s beer."

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"Rudy Ramos, 41, of Fremont, Calif., is taking the plunge. Later this month he will be moving to Muncie, taking with him a remote consulting business that helps build laboratories and medical for the incentives, he said access to Ball State attracted him the most."

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