The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with MakeMyMove, launched a campaign encouraging remote workers to relocate to the Owensboro community. Offering $5,000 and other perks, EDC executives invite remote talent to bring their jobs and families, establish roots and call Owensboro home. Prior to the launch of this campaign, more than 180 remote workers have already applied through MakeMyMove.com, showing great interest in moving to Daviess County.
“Owensboro is a perfect location to become a hot spot for remote workers,” said Brittaney Johnson, CEO of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation. “We’re excited to continue building this new pipeline of talent to the region.”
The “Grow The Boro” incentive program is designed to offset moving expenses and connect newcomers with local amenities. Program perks include:
● A $5,000 stipend to cover relocation expenses
● A one-year membership at the Owensboro Health Healthpark
● A one-year membership at the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden
● A one-year Chamber Young Professional Membership
● Two 4-day tickets to ROMP Festival 2023, benefiting the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum and more.
Interested candidates must fill out an application, currently reside outside of Kentucky, be employed full-time with remote privileges, or be self-employed and able to bring their business anywhere to be considered. “We’re evaluating applications for candidates that want to bring their unique talents, help contribute to the growth and development of our community, and remain in Owensboro for many years to come,” added Johnson.
As the pandemic wanes, remote work remains a permanent fixture in the American jobs landscape. With an ability to work from anywhere, these kinds of workers are increasingly on the move. Anywhere between 14-23 Million Americans are expected to relocate as a result of remote work.
“Without an office to commute to, remote workers are re-evaluating where they live,” said Evan Hock, co-founder of MakeMyMove. “Owensboro has so many features that remote workers are looking for — affordability, a connected community, great schools, a real sense of growth and forward momentum. We’re pleased that MakeMyMove can be a partner in that continued growth.”
Applications for the “Grow The Boro” program are open now. Remote workers who are interested in applying or learning more should go to https://www.makemymove.com/get-paid/owensboro-kentucky.