Vermont offers incentive to move across Connecticut River

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Starting next year you can get paid to move to Vermont and work remotely.

The money can be used on qualified expenses, including costs to relocate, necessary computer equipment and software, internet access and co-working memberships.

Candidates can begin inserting requests as early as January 1, although it'd take somewhat longer to "get it up and going", stated Mr. Sirotkin, who burdened that legislators have been chose to make the appliance course of easy.

Gov. Phil Scott signed the policy into law this week.

The law defines a qualifying worker as a person who works primarily from a Vermont home office or co-working space and is employed full-time by a company that is based outside the state. The funds will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, and only $125,000 will be given out in 2019. The legislature has appropriated $500,000 for the program, which is still being designed, said Joan Goldstein, commissioner of economic development.

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In line with the Keep-to-Keep web site, this system is a "lodging and networking bundle to attach visitors to employers, entrepreneurs and potential neighbors in native communities round Vermont."

Goldstein said that logistics and parameters need to be established before they can determine how many grants they will be able to support.

"Vermont continues to age, and age faster than the nation as a whole". Its population overall is flat or slightly shrinking. The number of telecommuting workers has increased 115 percent in the last decade, according to the report.

So, you can't move to Vermont to open a branch of an out-of-state business; they're truly looking for lone wolves. It was announced in March by Scott and the Department of Tourism. It's been tried several weekends this year so far, but attendance has been sparse. The program's next pilot weekend is in mid-August.