Vermont’s Stay to Stay weekends yielding some new residents

In June, when news spread around the world that Vermont would pay people $10,000 to move to the state and work remotely, Bill Hunter of Morristown, N.J., took notice.

Hunter, 52, was working as a freelance content creator for websites, and he liked the idea of living in Vermont, a place where he had skied over the years and that promised a laid-back, small-town lifestyle.

Hunter quickly figured out that he wouldn’t qualify for the $10,000 through the incentive program passed by the Legislature last winter. The remote worker program, which is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, is still being set up by the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing, and Hunter said he is looking for work with Vermont firms to supplement his remote freelancing for websites.
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