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Do you work remotely? This program could pay you $10,000 to do so from Oklahoma

November 22, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Are you working remotely but bored and ready to start a new chapter in life, or simply tired of paying a lot in rent for a small apartment? If so, Tulsa Remote will pay you $10,000 to move to Oklahoma.

(CNN)Are you working remotely but bored and ready to start a new chapter in life, or simply tired of paying a lot in rent for a small apartment?

If so, Tulsa Remote will pay you $10,000 to move to Oklahoma.

The program wants to attract "talented and energetic people" to Tulsa who care about making a difference in their local community, spokeswoman Katie Bullock told CNN.

Funded by George Kaiser Family Foundation, the program launched in 2018 and has so far received more than 20,000 applications from people all over the world looking for a new place to call home.

"We started with the goal to introduce Tulsa to the nation and create a vibrant and diverse talent ecosystem within our community," said Ben Stewart, interim executive director at Tulsa Remote.

Once accepted, recipients agree to live in Tulsa for at least one year.

Since 2018, Tulsa Remote has accepted 400 people into the program -- only three of which left the city.

By the end of the year, according to Bullock, 500 people will have moved to Tulsa through the program.

"That's the secret to Tulsa Remote's success, that community integration element.

We really want people to see themselves in Tulsa for the long haul and get to know and enjoy Tulsa.

Stewart says that most of their members moved to Tulsa because of the city's affordable cost of living and its diverse art scene, as well the parks, including Tulsa's 66-acre riverfront park Gathering Place.

Tulsa Remote has seen increased interest in the program since the coronavirus pandemic forced many people to begin working remotely, Stewart said.

In August, Evans moved from her small apartment in San Carlos, California, to a much larger space, where she now works as an equity design strategist.

While the pandemic has limited her ability to fully experience Tulsa and meet new people, Evans says she hopes to soon find herself becoming part of the community.

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