Relocation to Warren County offers workplace freedom
Do you work in a cubicle or office space that feels physically confining and creatively stifling? Does your mind wander outside your window? During your lunch break, would you like to go skiing or take a hike and eat by a secluded body of water?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may want to relocate to Warren County.
The New Yorker recently interviewed renowned journalist Bill McKibben about his 1985 move from New York City to an old millhouse near Johnsburg. McKibben fell in love with the wilderness out his backdoor and the autonomy that working remotely allowed him. He felt the passion for his work reignited in deep woods. He also credits the low cost of living and, later, access to the internet with his decision to stay long term.
This week, the EDC hosted “Economic Forecast 2022: The Economy of Now.” Guest speaker Liza Ochsendorf, director of Warren County Employment and Training Administration, emphasized hybrid and remote workplaces and the importance of mental and physical health in the workplace. She said flexible businesses that can pivot will be the most successful and sustainable.
Employees are clearly trending more toward remote and hybrid workstyles, and businesses that follow suit will have longevity over those that do not.
With wide-ranging broadband access, an abundance of year-round recreation activities, and numerous resources for startups and established businesses, Warren County is poised for an influx of workers and employers who aim to cultivate a more balanced business environment.