A Mississippi city just announced that it is offering remote workers $6,000 to move to the town, buy a home, and live there for at least one year. Apparently the government of Natchez, Mississippi thinks it can just bribe people to move to it’s sorry little town.
You’d have to pay us a lot more than $6,000 to move to Mississippi, that’s for sure.
Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson said the city’s Shift South program is offering remote workers a one-time payment of $2,500. The city will also include a $300 monthly stipend for one year for folks who relocate. Participants also have to buy a house worth at least $150,000 to qualify. The city said 30 slots are currently available to applicants who qualify.
“We are excited to be the first and only city in the Deep South to offer an incentive like this to remote workers,” Gibson told CNN. “Our warm and friendly people, the [Mississippi] river at our feet, our history and our beautiful sunsets make Natchez a great city to call home.”
Okay calm down. Natchez can’t be that nice, can it? $6,000 doesn’t seem like that much. Plus you have to buy a fairly pricey house on top of that.
$6,000 to move to Mississippi???
According to the Natchez, Mississippi TripAdvisor page, there’s all kinds of cool things to do in the city. There are many historic attractions, seafood restaurants, and even a coffee bar inspired by steam punk. If that’s the sort of thing you are into, maybe Natchez is the place for you? No judgement.
Folks on the Internet were quick to react to news of the program.
Tthe Internet clearly has mixed feelings about this program. Only time will tell if it will have an impact on the area.
We’re not sure about you, but it would take a lot more than $6,000 for us to move anywhere near Mississippi.