PADUCAH, Ky. — Paducah, a UNESCO Creative City in Western Kentucky, is accepting applications for a remote workers incentive package that will pay individuals to relocate to Paducah. Incentives include cash reimbursements for relocation costs and internet services as well as a payroll tax waiver.
Those selected will also receive a perks package from local businesses including tickets to local attractions and cultural institutions. Applications are now open and only 25 applicants will be selected for the package worth upwards of $6,500.
“We hope this program will not only bring 25 new families to Paducah but also allow even more people to learn about our special community,” said Paducah Mayor George Bray. “With a vibrant arts community; a thriving downtown with shops, restaurants, and attractions; and world-class people, Paducah is a great place to live, work and play.”
Individuals chosen will receive up to $2,500 reimbursement for expenses associated with relocating to Paducah, including a renter’s deposit, down payment on a home, rental of moving trucks or trailers, the hiring of professional movers, and/or the purchase of packing materials.
They will also receive up to $70 per month reimbursement for 12 months of internet services to a residence located in Paducah. For those chosen, city payroll taxes will be waived for 12 months.
Paducah’s newest residents will also receive a perks package comprised of passes to a variety of Paducah’s cultural and educational institutions, including Carson Center, Paducah Symphony Orchestra, Maiden Alley Cinema, Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce and Market House Theatre, among others.
A UNESCO Creative City located at the heart of the inland waterways, Paducah offers world-class cultural amenities balanced by outdoor recreation and leisure opportunities.
To qualify for the program, applicants must be 21 years or older. Individuals must be U.S. citizens and live at least 100 miles outside Paducah city limits at the time of application. Applicants should work full-time for a company that doesn’t have an office closer than 100 miles to city limits and must be able to perform most of their work remotely from a home office or co-working space in the city.
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