A Gallup poll with data from September indicate that two-thirds of remote workers want to keep working remotely. An article from 2016 estimated the number of knowledge workers in the US to be 30MM people and adding roughly 1MM per year. Since most remote jobs are knowledge work jobs, we can estimate 20MM people in the US want to work remotely permanently.
- The number of remote native companies are likely to increase as a result
- This will increase the back office administrative burden needed to support remote workers
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The city of Topeka, Kansas estimates 10x in annual tax revenue for every $5k they spend in incentives to relocate high paying remote workers to their city. Small cities can build programs that attract individual remote workers that can have an immediate impact on taxes and boost the local economy.