Recently we met an entrepreneur who had built a successful financial technology company in the Bay Area. She, her husband and their young children had just moved to Wheeling, West Virginia, drawn by the lower cost of land and what she described as the “hip” cultural scene. They are early pioneers in what will be a decades-long migration of remote workers out of high-cost cities like San Francisco. This restructuring of the U.S. economy creates a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Baltimore. The city should position itself as a remote work hub, a place where white-collar workers no longer tied to corporate headquarters can find cheaper housing, cheaper living, great food, vibrant arts and beautiful outdoor spaces.
Remaking Baltimore: City should position itself as a remote work hub
October 26, 2022