WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Wichita ranks among the best places in the nation for remote workers, at least second a new report from the Wall Street Journal. The report places Wichita in the top 10 US cities for remote workers. Springfield, Mo. it’s at the top of that list.
Working from home during the pandemic has become the norm for many, but some companies have allowed their employees to continue working remotely on a permanent basis. This gave employees the opportunity to move wherever they wanted with the only real requirement being a strong internet connection.
Wichita’s cost of living has been one of the key factors in being considered among the best locations for remote workers. Although his company is already based in Wichita, Soteria technology solutions CEO Bill Ramsey allows his employees to work from home. This option, he said, helps productivity.
“I actually work harder when I work from home because I don’t get interruptions every five minutes, I knock on my door and I need something,” Ramsey said. “They will send me team messages. I can wait and handle it at once.
Ramsey said he’s noticed a trend for more IT employees to move away from centralized locations.
“I am in a peer group with an IT company that doesn’t have an office. All of their workers are scattered across the United States,” she said.
The Wall Street Journal report ranks Wichita ninth among the top 10 destinations in the nation for remote workers to relocate to. Ramsey noted that two big attributes that have made Wichita popular include the low cost of living and more reliable Internet access.
“Overall, we have pretty reliable Internet sources here,” he said. “It’s cheaper here than other places.”
As someone who has lived in different parts of the world, Ramsey said that Wichita is the perfect size city, making it even more viable for those looking to relocate.
“It’s one of the most perfect places as far as I’m concerned,” she said.