TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The city of Tucson has been named one of the best cities for remote workers in a recent article by Forbes.
The business magazine said the Old Pueblo's reasonable cost of living and strong economy is a big draw for freelancers, creatives, and other remote workers. This was even the case in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, Forbes said.
"While Covid-19 had negative impacts across the entire U.S. economy, a October 2020 study predicted that Arizona’s economy would make a full recovery by mid-2021, faster than the greater U.S. economy," Forbes said.
The magazine also noted that Tucson's co-working spaces are an attraction for small businesses.
"Tucson boasts a number of co-working spaces for those who are working solo but looking for a place to network and connect with other freelancers when it is safer to return to in-person work," said contributor Ashley Stahl.
Tucson joined six other cities on the list, including:
- Portland, Maine
- Boulder, Colorado
- Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Burlington, Vermont
- Topeka, Kansas
- Columbus, Ohio