Better Connecticut team and Evan Hock


Mar 25, 2021

Trends show more remote workers choosing to relocate to Savannah

By Claire Going

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV)—Just after the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the U.S., more people continue working from home than ever before.

Recent trends show employees working remotely across the U.S. are choosing to relocate to the Coastal Empire.

The Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) announced a workforce incentive program that will reimburse tech workers up to $2,000 to relocate to Savannah and additional job creation grants are available for qualified businesses.

“What we’re finding is that as so many people are free to choose where they want to live,” Co-Founder of MakeMyMove, a new online marketplace that connects remote workers with local opportunities, Evan Hock said.

“They no longer have to live close to where their employer is,” Hock added. “They can choose based on the lifestyle they want. We see places like Savannah perfectly situated for what they’re looking for.”