Building a Knowledge Economy, One Worker at a Time
The Tulsa Remote program builds a modern economy by bringing financial and social gains to a heartland city traditionally known for oil and gas and manufacturing.
As of December 2022, 2,165 members have relocated through the Tulsa Remote program, and they generated $306.7 million in direct employment income.
In 2022 alone, the 1,852 Tulsa Remote members living in Tulsa contributed more than an estimated $203 million in new labor income to the city of Tulsa.
The economic activity that these program members created led to estimated new sales tax revenue of $2.5 million for Tulsa County and $3.1 million for the state of Oklahoma.
Last year alone, each Tulsa Remote member generated more than $150,937 in labor income—a return of nearly 12 times over program expenses that Tulsa Remote paid out.
Retention is strong: of the total members who have joined since 2019 and completed their program year, 76 percent still lived in Tulsa at the end of 2022.
Thanks to the multiplier effect of friends and family joining members in Tulsa, the city gains three residents for every two Tulsa Remote program participants. These “magnet movers” counterbalance program members who leave Tulsa by well over two to one.