Low-cost cities like Cleveland could benefit from shift to remote workforces

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CLEVELAND — From parks to amenities to sports and the low cost of living, Cleveland and Northeast Ohio have numerous qualities that are attractive to new businesses. With many companies exploring the concept of expanding their remote workforces, local business and economic development experts believe those qualities may help the region flourish under this cultural shift.

Major tech companies including Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter are considering or have already implemented a more robust remote workforce as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, San Francisco-based Stitch Fix, an online personal styling service, announced the company would be laying off 2,000 of its California-based employees and, in turn, hiring 1,400 new employees in low-cost locales, including Dallas and Cleveland.

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Story excerpt provided by News5 Cleveland.

Written by Jordan Vandenberge.

Originally published June 24, 2020.

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