Have more questions about our Remote Tucson Program? Learn more below!
How do I determine if I'm eligible for the Remote Tucson program?
To be eligible as a participant to receive perks and benefits under Remote Tucson, you must meet the following requirements:
What if I already live in or just relocated to Tucson and work remotely?
Unfortunately, our pilot program is designed specifically to support those that are currently residing outside of Tucson so you would not be eligible. However, Startup Tucson would love to help you plug into the innovation ecosystem in other ways if that is something you are interested in. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how.
Wait, this program doesn't help me find a remote or other job in Tucson?
No, this program is specifically designed to incentivise those with current full-time remote work positions to relocate to Tucson.
Now that I've applied, what's the "catch"?
No catch. This program is specifically designed to help provide a soft-landing for remote workers that want to relocated to Tucson. Our package is meant to give you a little extra reason to choose our City as your next home.
When will I learn if I've been accepted to the program?
First of all, thank you for your application and interest! We started accepting applications in mid-November and plan to leave the application open until at least the end of December. We will start reviewing applications in mid-December and notifying our top candidates of next steps before the end of the year.
Why is Startup Tucson running this program?
As an economic development organization, part of Startup Tucson's mission to contribute to the positioning of Tucson as a city that nationally known as a great place to work, play, and live. We are also working to support our innovation ecosystem, including the qualified mentor pool for startups in our community.
Remote Tucson is a coordinated community initiative to entice talented individuals who are currently employed in high-paying remote work positions to permanently relocate to Tucson while continuing to work remotely for those same employers, therefore stimulating our local economy.
Why Remote Workers?
Unlike traditional "talent attraction", under this program, workers stay employed in their current positions allowing them to continue to have pull in outside markets, maximizing their lifetime economic impact in Tucson.
and other members of their company) and the potential to encourage company functions to take place in Tucson, such as corporate meetings and conferences to stimulate business tourism, is only increased.
Remote workers do not replace current opportunities for local residents, and therefore are net positives for growth and economic development.
As a Remote Worker am I required to have a Business License?
The City of Tucson does not require a business license for remote workers unless your unless your business becomes classified as a home-based business (i.e. you are seeing clients physically in your home). If you have specific questions on this, visit the Business License website here.