What can the community do to encourage w-a-h residents

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by Seal G, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Seal G

    Seal G New Member

    Our city wants to encourage WaH professionals to live in our community. We already have some who work for big companies but can work from their home most of the time.

    I can't find specific advice on how we could do that. So - - what could a smallish town do to attract WaH professionals to come and live here? What could your community do for you to become more WaH friendly?

    Thanks for your ideas.
  2. drknlvly6781

    drknlvly6781 Active Member

    Off the top of my head the first thing that comes to mind is the communications structure in the area. Talk to the providers in the area and make sure that all of the neighbohood equipment up to the node (where the phone/cable/internet service) is in great integrity, and can offer the fastest speed available. WAH residents live and die by their connection, so you have to ensure these things will be stable in the area to attract them.

    Also, see if there is a way you could provide a discount or group rate to the neighborhood as well. Since telephone and internet are necessary expenses for those that work at home, a lower rate for moving there would be a great enticement

    Another great thing to provide in the neighbohood would be a community center that could be used as meeting space, for those who are in MLM or sales positions. A community meeting place with presentation materials as well as computeres and internet can also be very useful for those who work at home.
  3. crisstar

    crisstar Member

    It would helpful if your city had a bustling small business resource center - help with taxes, tax structure, networking opportunities and events, advertising advice, mentorship, etc....

    This would be in addition to what the poster above me wrote.

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