Tampa keeps on earning accolades. We’re a top Halloween Town, a top Foodie City, and one of the best places to live in the country. It’s no surprise that a city on the rise with a booming restaurant and small business scene would be recognized as one of the top destinations in the country to work remotely. According to a recent report from LawnStarter, Tampa is the third best city in the U.S. for remote work.
The website compared the 200 biggest U.S. cities based on 20 remote worker-friendliness factors, such as internet quality, cost of living, and access to coworking spaces. We even considered financial bonuses that local and state governments offer prospective telecommuting incomers. Tampa ranked high for its amenities, available of cowering spaces, affordability when compared to other major markets, and overall earning potential for remote workers.
Tampa is a remote worker’s paradise
We enjoy pulling up to Hyde Park Village to get some work done inside the gorgeous Hyde House coworking space. The venue includes professional photography and filming studios, spaces for podcasters, private offices, a coffee bar, and myriad options for groups to meet and get work done.
Gallup estimates that roughly 56% — or over 70 million — of U.S. full-time workers’ jobs could be done remotely. If employees can’t work in their preferred location, employers risk attrition from worker burnout and dissatisfaction. This was the catalyst for LawnStarter putting this study together.
The official categories that were used to calculate these rankings are: Amenities, Connectivity (internet speed, fiber availability, etc.), Affordability, Safety, Workspace, Earning Potential, and Financial Incentive.
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