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Tulsa group will spend $11M on remote workers in 2022

Tulsa group will spend $11M on remote workers in 2022

Tulsa group will spend $11M on remote workers in 2022

Tulsa group will spend $11M on remote workers in 2022

Excerpt from techtarget.com

Remote workers are becoming a source of economic growth and high-skilled talent pools in local communities. But one city, Tulsa, Okla., may be ahead of the game in attracting roving talent. What makes Tulsa’s program different is the sheer size of its spending.

Tulsa Remote, a nonprofit organization, will provide $10,000 grants to at least 1,100 to 1,500 remote workers this year, or between $11 million and $15 million. Grants include a year’s membership to a local co-working space. The nonprofit was founded in 2018, before the COVID-19 pandemic, and has awarded nearly 1,800 grants since then, according to program officials. The program is competitive. 

Tulsa Remote has had as many as 20,000 applicants in each of the last two years. An economic impact study of the program found spending by remote workers created some 600 new full-time equivalent jobs in 2021 alone. If the remote incentive programs grow as expected in Tulsa, spending by remote workers may create 5,000 local jobs by 2025.

 

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