A report by NBC News detailed the many tech workers fleeing San Francisco amid the pandemic as remote work becomes the norm for many large tech companies located in the area.
Austin, Texas and Miami, Florida are two of the main destinations for the San Franciscans, as well as Georgia, where the cost of living is much lower. Extremely high taxation is one of the main reasons for the migration, along with high rent, rude neighbors and a high number of regulations.
“Tech workers and their bosses realized they might not need all the perks and after-work schmooze events. But maybe they needed elbow room and a yard for the new puppy. A place to put the Peloton. A top public school,” SFGATE reported.
“A lot of people are choosing to go to places where there’s opportunity,” Bear Kittay, the co-founder Good Money, said. “And maybe it’s a place that is more conservative and there can be an integration of dialogue.”
Of course, they could just end up spreading liberalism to these conservative places and diluting the Republican vote even more, but here’s hoping they actually take on some of the characteristics of the places to which they’ve chosen to relocate.
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