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This woman got $10,000 for moving from Brooklyn to Tulsa.


The work-from-anywhere culture of the coronavirus pandemic is not going away with vaccines, and that has created an opportunity for small cities to lure new residents. So-called digital nomads are in high demand and are now being offered cash to relocate.

Programs are popping up across the country. The poachers don’t want the workers to quit their jobs, they just want them to do those jobs from somewhere else. New residents will contribute to local spending, pay local taxes and help juice the local housing market.

Almost a year ago, when Covid was at its worst in New York City, Lindsey Marvel packed up her Brooklyn, New York, apartment, bought a car online and drove to Tulsa, Oklahoma.