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If living in a small town south of the border is all you’ve been dreaming of, well, we’ve got something you’ll probably find interesting.
Greensburg, Indiana, is using an unorthodox method to attract new residents and people who work remotely to move to the Midwest: Reward them with cash and other incentives .
The city offers newcomers gifts such as $ 5,000 in cash, a one-year membership in the YMCA, gift cards to the local farmers market, and a service called “Grandparents on Demand,” essentially a babysitting service.
Other benefits of moving to the small town include tickets to productions at the local playhouse, organized tours of nearby Lake Santee beach, a team to help facilitate their relocation, and invitations for meals at neighbors’ homes. Who can put a price on a homemade meal?
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Greensburg, which is located about 50 miles southeast of Indianapolis, has a population of about 12,000.
The requirements for those interested are pretty standard. You must move to Greensburg within the next six to 12 months. You must also work remotely or be self-employed outside of town.
Greensburgers applicants must be at least 18 years old and eligible to work in the US Are you ready to be a Hoosier?