U.S. City Offering Thousands in Cash For People To Move There
Topeka, Kansas, the hometown of Kansas, is offering a cash incentive to residents who decide to pack up and move there.
Last week, the Choose Topeka program was announced, a program that matches employers' funds given to a new employee to live and work for a year. The matching is good up to $10,000 for renters and up to $15,000 for homeowners.
The program is aimed toward young couples just starting or looking to start a family who can fill the void Topeka has of talent-based jobs, like animal-health science or financial gurus.
Choose Topeka will be offered to 40-60 residents during the initial run, offering performance-based incentives in the year after the first year of employment. The population of Topeka is 125,000, just a few thousand less than Cedar Rapids.
The median value of a home in Topeka in 2018 were $113,700, with the median gross rent being $800.
Topeka is known for the Evil Knievel Museum, and its many breweries.
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