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Vermont To Pay Up To $10K To New Residents Who Work Remotely

Vermont plans to pay new residents who work remotely for an out-of-state employer. It’s part of an effort to increase its population.
Vermont Governor Phil Scott has signed into law a bill that will pay qualifying residents up to $10,000, in an effort to attract younger people to the state.

The Remote Worker Grant Program would cover moving expenses and other costs. It takes effect Jan. 1, 2019. Scott signed the bill Wednesday.

The law defines a qualifying worker as working primarily from a Vermont home office or co-working space, and employed full-time by an out-of-state based company.

The state would award grants on first-come, first-served basis.

Vermont's population is flat or slightly shrinking. Scott's called for measures he feels will make Vermont more economically attractive so young people will stay and others might move here, such as more housing and tuition-free college for National Guard members.

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