“We are thrilled with the response from around the world. We are excited to welcome a new generation of people ready to join us in the Capital City,” said Molly Howey, SVP of Economic Development, GO Topeka.
TOPEKA, Kan. (PRWEB) December 16, 2019
GO Topeka is excited to announce that Choose Topeka, a pilot program offering incentives to encourage talent to move to Topeka and Shawnee County, has received an overwhelming response from around the world since its approval last week. The Greater Topeka Partnership has received hundreds of requests from across North America, as well as those interested in relocating from all around the world, including from Europe, Asia and South America.
ChooseTopeka.com has been launched to provide quick answers about the program, and to allow interested candidates to apply. Choose Topeka will reimburse individuals with job offers in Topeka up to $15,000 for home buyers, and $10,000 for renters signing a one-year lease.
“We are thrilled with the response from around the world. We have always known that Topeka & Shawnee County is an amazing place to call home. We are excited to welcome a new generation of people ready to join us in the Capital City,” said Molly Howey, SVP of Economic Development, GO Topeka, an organization of the Greater Topeka Partnership.
The Greater Topeka area in Shawnee County represents a community of 178,915 people, located in the Greater Kansas City region less than an hour from downtown Kansas City. As the state capital of Kansas, Topeka is home to a dynamic employer base with headquartered companies including Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Advisors Excel, Security Benefit, Capitol Federal and Evergy.
"This is an exciting validation of the work that went into developing this program,” said Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla. “Choose Topeka not only addresses an important need to attract talent to our community, but it is a powerful tool to provide many new people access to the funds needed to buy a home. Your American Dream begins today in Topeka."
“Advisors Excel is very pleased with the relocation incentives available through GO Topeka,” said Matt Beier, Head of Human Resources, Advisors Excel. “It has already proven to be a big help in expanding our recruitment base as we already have at least one candidate in the pipeline who is interested in making the move to Topeka.”
“Everywhere you look in Topeka, from our downtown renovation, to business growth, to our schools, Topeka is showing what a wonderful community it truly is,” said Cody Foster, Founder, Advisor’s Excel. “Choose Topeka will help Advisors Excel, and other great companies in Topeka, recruit experienced employees, especially for our AE Wealth Management platform and in the technology field. We can’t wait for the nation to find out what it means to Choose Topeka.”
Walmart recently announced the construction of a new $200M distribution center which will compliment a robust supply chain presence. The city is home to architecture firms, marketing agencies, finance and biotech and recently became the future home of Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play’s new Animal Health start up accelerator.
The community boasts the thriving “NOTO Arts District,” a newly revitalized downtown district, and is the new home of the Heartland Stampede, the region’s largest country music festival featuring Luke Combs and Toby Keith in 2020. Topeka welcomes the world to live, work and play in the hills of Kansas.
Topeka is located less than 40 minutes from suburban Kansas City’s shops and restaurant districts, less than one hour to downtown Kansas City, including the KC Crossroads District, the River Market and the Country Club Plaza, and an hour from Kansas City International Airport. Topeka is proud to be a part of the #KCHeartland.
Those seeking to apply for the program can also email ChooseTopeka@GoTopeka.com.