Often referred to as Alaska’s “first city” due to its location as the southernmost entrance to Alaska's Inside Passage, Ketchikan is known for its breathtaking wilderness, its rich Alaska native culture and history, and an abundance of salmon. For remote workers and other tech-based entrepreneurs, Ketchikan represents a unique opportunity to live a truly connected lifestyle unlike any other city. Benefits of moving to the area are plentiful and include a permanent fund dividend. Every year, each Alaska resident will receive money from the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend. The amount varies each year, but can be as high as $2,000 per person. Additionally, Alaska is one of only 9 states with no income tax and one of 5 states with no state sales tax. Ketchikan also offers gigabit fiber optic home internet, and accepted applicants can receive up to 3 months free. Finalists for the program may be invited to visit Ketchikan for a week-long “workation” where they will experience the community, culture, explore co-working spaces, and learn more about “the basics” that Ketchikan has to offer such as education, healthcare, technology, and housing.
We make it dead simple to find out which offers you qualify for. The application process starts with a quick eligibility check, and we won't waste your time if it's not a good fit.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until fifteen (15) slots have been filled in one calendar year.
Applications are reviewed monthly on the first Monday of each month.
All applicants are contacted by email.
Finalists shall be interviewed via video by the “Choose Ketchikan” Program committee.
This community is participating in the MakeMyMove on-platform application process. Apply in a few minutes. You’ll receive a response to your application, and will have access to a team to help along the way.
Fill out our fast application form to share your information and why you’re interested in making a move.
Qualifying applicants will receive an introduction to the local sponsors of the program who will answer your questions, and help you decide if the community is the right fit.
Once you’ve been selected, we’ll confirm your eligibility for the program and facilitate a formal incentive offer from the community.
Accept the offer to reserve your spot, and let us know when you arrive to receive the incentive.