Small Towns

Small Towns

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Right now, there are small cities and towns all over the United States that are offering incentives like cash or housing to attract remote workers. Bentonville, Ark., pictured above, is one of them. For the town or city, it’s an effort to build communities with high skill sets to attract start-ups and larger companies in the future. For the migrating workers, it’s a chance to try out an up-and-coming place alongside other newcomers.

If you were out of school and had a job you could do remotely, do you think you would you be tempted? Do you think life in one of these places — whether Bentonville, Tulsa, Okla., or Savannah, Ga. — might be more rewarding for you than life in a big city, or in the place where you already live? Why or why not? Would you enjoy building a new community in a place you’d never lived?

Where do you want to live, ideally, when you’re finished with school and on your own?

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