Niagara Falls, New York and 50 counties way Southeast, in Kansas, are willing to pay you to move there, much like Alaska.
There’s small print though, they will specifically pay your student loans and/or income tax.
In participating areas Kansas offers qualifying residents (you need to have a college degree) an income tax waiver for five years max and/or pay up to $15,0000 of their student loans.
CNBC writes that it’s an attempt to boost the commerce of the city:
“The Kansas program’s manager, Chris Harris, told ABC News that the program has already received more than 330 applications and drawn young professionals, such as veterinarians, accountants and lawyers to the state.”
Meanwhile, Paul Dyster, mayor of the New York city famous for its waterfall says that it has lost “Half of its population over the last 40 years.
As part of an Urban Renewal project they would pay up to $291 in monthly student loan payments in exchange for your hip physical presence, as an attempt to thwart the waning population and to show out-of-towners that people do in fact live there.
You have to be a resident for at least two years in a “designated neighborhood” but I’m willing to bet that most applicants would volunteer to live in a floating barrel under the waterfall if it meant they could save thousands of dollars.
[Random fact: attractions besides the falls include the Niagara Wax Museum of History, Devil’s Hole State Park, Daredevil Museum of Niagara Falls, and the inland Aquarium of Niagara]