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Topeka Recruits New Residents with Cold, Hard Cash

Sign near downtown Topeka (Photo by J. Schafer)

Topeka made national headlines last month when it announced it would pay anyone up to $15,000 to move to the capital city and work for a local company. Topeka joins other places -- like Vermont and Tulsa, Oklahoma -- which also offer cash incentives to new arrivals. But picking a home isn’t just about money. Nomin Ujiyediin, of the Kansas News Service, has more.

Nomin Ujiyediin is a reporter for the Kansas News Service. Follow her on Twitter.

The Kansas News Service is a consortium of public radio stations, including Kansas Public Radio, KCUR, KMUW and High Plains Public Radio -- dedicated to reporting on the great state of Kansas. Learn more at

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