West Virginia has now joined a long list of locations that will pay you to move and work there remotely.
Governor Jim Justice announced the new program, Ascend WV, which will pay $12,000 and “allow adventurers to enjoy world-class recreation, uncrowded spaces, and a low cost of living while staying fully connected to their jobs.”
West Virginia’s two-year offer will pay up the first $10,000 divided in monthly payments for the first year and then $2,000 paid at the end of the second year.
Remote workers who take the Mountain State up on its offer will also receive an outdoor recreation package, good for whitewater rafting, outdoor skiing, hiking and two years worth of free outdoor gear rental, like paddle boarding or camping gear, bringing the program’s value up to $20,000.
If you’re 18 or over and ready to head to The Almost Heaven State to live and work in Shepherdstown, Lewisburg and Morgantown, fill out your application at ascendwv.com.