The Great Re-homing: Why People Are Moving Back To Their Hometowns To Start Small Businesses


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I have no idea how this guy makes a living doing a podcast. But, according to this, he’s traveled 10,000 miles interviewing people for something he’s writing called, Small Business Wars.

He claims the most interesting thing he’s learned is how many people are returning to their hometowns to start up businesses. What hje claims to have discovered makes a lot of sense.

The cost of living is lower. One can buy a beautiful home in a small community for the cost of a storage shed in some places.

One become belonging to a community. You get to make friends and know your neighbors.

Technology changes everything. He talks about one gal and her partner how have a coffee roasting business that not only sells locally, but world wide due to the internet and a variety of shipping methods.

The development of technology will continue to create flexible opportunities. From distance learning, to even more remote office connectivity, to deeper broadband Internet reach, the future is bright for people with initiative and flexibility. That means more opportunities for people to live where they want and do what they like.

I have a strong intuition that this trend will continue over the next few decades. States like Vermont are piggybacking on this trend by offering people $10,000 to move there. Smaller communities will continue to attract people with their lower cost of living, higher quality of life, and an inviting environment to thrive as small businesses and as involved members of their communities.

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william the wie

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this is a huge trend line that will lead to ever declining tax base for the large blue states

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