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Covid Continues to Impact Future of Work and Small-Town Economies

Lifestyle, Affordability, and Values are Driving Where People Live and How They Work

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According to the latest numbers from Pew Research Center, almost 60% of U.S. workers say their job can mainly be done from home all or most of the time. While some say their workplace has remained closed, over 61% of those who do work from how are doing it by choice and are finding more balance in their work and home life.

As a result, small towns are competing for workers as cheaper cost of living and community connections are driving where people want to live. Towns like Quincy, Illinois are even launching economic development campaigns that offer property tax rebates and other incentives for people to move there.

Read more about the impact remote work is having on small towns across the United States here.


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