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"We think Vermont is well-positioned to capitalize on the increase in the availability of remote work", said Michael Schirling, secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. About 25 remote workers each year will be able to benefit.
Remote workers: the state of Vermont wants you. To be eligible, a person must move to Vermont after January 1, 2019, be a full-time employee for an out-of-state business, and work primarily from home or a co-working space. Lyons also said she hopes to retain college students who might leave for jobs after graduation. They will receive $5,000 a year, not to exceed $10,000 over two years.
But since the money is meant to reimburse expenses incurred in moving to Vermont-computer software, hardware, and broadband Internet, and fees for membership in a co-working space are specifically mentioned-it makes some sense. Current residents of the Green Mountain State are not eligible. They're available on a first-come-first-served basis. To qualify for the funds, you need to be a full-time employee of an out-of-state business who works from home.
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For 2019, total grants can not exceed $125,000.
"This looks like an opportunity for us to bring people into the state who might not otherwise be here", Lyons, a Democrat, told the Globe on Friday.
The program is part of the state government's efforts to boost its commercial industries and mitigate the aging population. The rapidly shrinking tax base is leading to an economic crisis in the northeastern state, and as a result, Vermont is experimenting with innovative ways to attract new residents.
The law Scott signed this week also includes a program created to convert some of the state's 13 million annual tourists into permanent residents.