OCR: Work-at-home crowd prefers to relocate to places with lower taxes, less regulation

OCR: Work-at-home crowd prefers to relocate to places with lower taxes, less regulation

When people can work wherever they want, where do they choose to live? And perhaps more importantly, where do they choose to leave?

Traditionally, decisions about where to live have been closely tied to decisions about where to work. If you got a job in Phoenix, you head to Phoenix. COVID-19-related workplace disruptions caused many companies to move all or part of their operations temporarily online. As the pandemic has dragged on, many of these virtual workplace arrangements have become permanent, or at least semi-permanent.

We’re now starting to see what happens when the bonds between a person’s city of residence and city of work are broken. The results are intriguing.

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Written by: Meg Tuszynski, Texas Policy Fellow