Journeys of Discovery: Northern Alabama’s Shoals Region offering remote workers $10,000 to relocate

Jun 3, 2021

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Mackenzie Jo Cottles, marketing coordinator at the Shoals Economic Development Authority based in Florence, Alabama.

Ms. Cottles shares insights about the Shoals region, its affordable real estate prices where $150,00 buys a cool three-bedroom, two-bath home. She also talks about the area's activity attractions, from trend-setting dining venues to legendary music festivals, and an array of outdoor activities from biking and hiking the kayaking on the rivers.

The Shoals Remote Worker Incentive Program targets tech-centric demographics—people with remote jobs in fields like web design, graphic design, software engineering, computer programming, digital marketing, and more.

Underwriting support for Journeys of Discovery provided by Nashville's Big Back Yard economic initiative focused on rural communities in the southwest quarter of Tennessee and the Shoals Region of Northern Alabama.

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