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How badly does Topeka need workers? It’ll pay you up to $15,000 just to move there

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How badly does Topeka need workers? It’ll pay you up to $15,000 just to move there

Topeka leaders are using cold hard cash to lure more workers to live in Kansas’ capital city.

The new Choose Topeka program, approved last week, will pay up to $10,000 to people who rent and $15,000 for those who purchase a primary home — after a year of residency in the city. A news release says beneficiaries can use those funds “for all types of moving related expenses.”

The Joint Economic Development Organization (JEDO), a combined effort of Topeka and Shawnee County, approved the measure Wednesday evening. It’s set to launch in 2020. […]

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