Has your regular job transformed into a work from home occupation during the pandemic and now you’re thinking about a change of scenery? Have you considered moving to Mississippi? One town in the Magnolia State is incentivizing people across the United States to relocate to their inviting community.
Natchez, Mississippi, is giving remote workers a financial perk to entice people to move. Natchez is a town with a population of approximately 15,000 people, and is the 25th-largest city in the state. Natchez was originally established by French colonists in 1716, and named for the Natchez tribe of Native Americans.
The town of Natchez will pay you $6,000 to move there. The monetary incentive includes up to $2,500 in moving expenses, plus a $300 monthly stipend for a year to offset living costs, according to Fox News.
Those taking advantage of the offer will need to purchase a property in Natchez with a minimum value of $150,000 while keeping their remote job. Median homes listing prices in Natchez are $168,000, well below the U.S. national average of $295,000. But there is a $1.5 million mansion overlooking the Mississippi River that looks divine and is currently for sale. The new residents must live at the property for at least one year.
The financial reward for moving is powered by the city’s new Shift South program.
“This incentive program encourages remote workers to relocate to Natchez to enjoy a lower cost of living in a charming, historic community. Natchez and Adams County is a unique area to live, work, and play! From the arts, history, outdoor recreation, festivals, dining and entertainment; this area holds a place for all ages and all cultures. Along with the lively culture of Natchez, the average cost of living is 85.5% that of the national cost of living. With a history over 300 years old and access to fiber technology, Natchez invites other remote workers to realize their ability to live affordably, work remotely and play continuously in Natchez, Mississippi. During the pandemic, Natchez, Inc. sought creative ideas to effectively stimulate the economy during its recovery period. Shift South was born from that creativity with a purpose to grow the Natchez region by attracting those individuals who can work remotely from anywhere. Natchez, Inc. and its partners knew the charm of Natchez was sure to attract workers from all corners of the country.”
“We are excited to be the first and only city in the Deep South to offer an incentive package like this to remote workers! In this new day, where so many people are able to work from home, we can think of no better place than Natchez. Our warm and friendly people, along with the river, our history, and our beautiful sunsets, make this a great city to call home,” said Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson.
Chandler Russ of Natchez, Inc. said, “It is our hope that we can grow our community through this campaign and encourage those to join us in Natchez while earning a great living for themselves and their families.”
Possibly the most attractive and delicious reason for you to move to Natchez is that it was declared the “biscuit capital of the world.”
Those interested in moving to Natchez can fill out an online application.