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The city of Natchez is asking on distant staff throughout the nation to relocate to their “charming and historic community” for one year via a program known as Shift South. And in return, they will present $2,500 in transferring bills plus a $300 month-to-month stipend for one year, the city’s mayor, Dan Gibson instructed NCS.

“We are excited to be the first and only city in the Deep South to offer an incentive like this to remote workers,” Gibson instructed NCS. “Our warm and friendly people, the (Mississippi) river at our feet, our history and our beautiful sunsets make Natchez a great city to call home.”

To qualify for this system, which has 30 slots, candidates should be employed within the US as distant staff, set up main residency in Natchez and buy a house valued at $150,000 or greater — which they have to personal and stay in for one year.

Natchez, which has a inhabitants of practically 15,000 individuals and is positioned alongside the Mississippi River, has a considerably decrease value of dwelling than the nationwide common, in accordance to Gibson.

And a fast Zillow search will again that up. According to the site, the median house in Natchez is $96,000, far lower than the US average which is greater than $250,000.

Gibson says he expects to see a return on funding inside the subsequent two years on condition that there will be a rise in property and gross sales taxes.

“The pandemic has really been a wake-up call to what people have been feeling for a long time,” Gibson stated. “They’re tired of the big cities, the high cost of living and the long commutes. With this offer, you can live in a beautiful, historic small town where everything is convenient and affordable.”

Remote staff within the Shift program ought to apply here.


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