Muncie is joining many other cities throughout the country in an attempt to attract remote workers through cash incentives.
The city says it will work with the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and TMap of Indianapolis to promote the Delaware County city to folks wishing to migrate. The city aims to recruit up to 45 remote employees and their families to come to Muncie over the next five years through TMap’s website, MakeMyMove.com. The city is providing a $5,000 reward to anyone who relocates to Muncie.
Mayor Dan Ridenour says the city has been working with TMap on a marketing campaign for Muncie since August.
“We have a great community in Muncie. This MakeMyMove Program has had considerable success in cities like ours. It is a great way to highlight that we are cost effective, have a large university, that we are the retail, entertainment and education hub of East Central Indiana with a focus on park improvements. MakeMyMove says it allows people to get paid to do what they love in a place that you love. I believe Muncie is that place.”Mayor Dan Ridenour
The city and the state are collaborating to fund the project, with each providing $250,000.
Like Muncie, there are various other places that have attractive incentives for those willing to relocate to that city and work remotely. This is a great way to make the region a “glocal” hub and improve the economy.
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