The Savannah Economic Development Authority has established a new Savannah Technology Workforce Incentive. The program reimburses individual moving expenses up to $2,000 for qualified technology workers currently located outside of Savannah.
The offering is part of a SEDA initiative to continue boosting the region’s technology industry – which includes Fortune 500 companies, international employers and a host of headquarter locations that are innovating in areas including health care, aerospace and advanced manufacturing.
“The Savannah region is a great place to choose to live and we think we can tap into talent that is able to work from anywhere,” said SEDA Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Jen Bonnett. “Our beautiful, historic downtown, plus access to wonderful beaches and our reasonable real estate market makes us quite an attractive place to live and work.”
According to SEDA President and CEO Trip Tollison, the organization will allocate funds for the incentive, opening it up for 50 people to apply by the end of 2020. The $2,000 reimbursement would cover expenses such as moving service charges, vehicle rental, utility deposits and gasoline.
“This incentive is a great way for technology workers that can work remotely to think about relocating to Savannah as a permanent location. We know once these technology workers arrive, Savannah – and its diverse offerings and high quality of life – will sell itself,” said Tollison.
Applicants must have at least three years of verifiable experience, must relocate to Chatham County with a minimum one-year lease or purchase property and must have resided in the county for 30 days before applying. Applicants must also provide receipts from their move, have a Georgia driver’s license and a Chatham County address.
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