Choose Topeka

Find a Great Career In a Great City

15,000 reasons to make a change

Choose Topeka as your new home and you could get up to $15,000 in your pocket. This exciting new program is designed to partner with Shawnee County employers to select talented professionals like you to relocate to Topeka and the Shawnee County community.

You belong here.

Top 5 Hottest Real Estate Markets
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We’re generous! Topekans give 250% more than the average American

Life In Topeka:

Life In
Topeka:

Avg. cost of a single family home $125,000
Avg. monthly rent (including utilities) $762
Median income $54,667
Avg. commute time 17.7 minutes 

Topeka’s cost of living is 10% below the national average
Home to 5 breweries
More than 30 miles of paved paths and 27 miles of trails
39 Mexican food restaurants (because tacos)

Largest Employers:

Advisors Excel
AT&T
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
BNSF Railway
Capitol Federal
Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center
Evergy
Frito-Lay
Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Reser’s Fine Foods
SE2
Security Benefit
Southwest Publishing
State of Kansas
Stormont Vail Health
Topeka Public Schools
University of Kansas Health Systems St. Francis Campus
US Food Service
Washburn University

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Purchase or rent a home in Shawnee County within a year of hire / move

     

  • Eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Move to Topeka for full time position


  • Employer participation in matching funds
  • Purchase or rent a home in Shawnee County within a year of hire / move
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Move to Topeka for full time position
  • Employer participation in matching funds

Benefits:

Up to $10K in funds for renting in the first year, up to $15K in funds for home purchase

GO Topeka/JEDO & Employer funds matching 50%. Employer funds $2.5K up to $15K with employee transfer

After 1st year, GO Topeka/JEDO reimburse 50% match of the total qualified relocation incentive to the employer for employee retention

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches will add a $1,000 bonus for candidates who relocate into one of their three Topeka sandwich delivery zones. 

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*Incentives are performance based, after the employee has moved and resided in the community for a year and may be used for all moving related expenses. For primary residences only, the rental agreement incentive is $10,000—a $5,000 match of employer and JEDO funds. The purchase or rehabilitation of a home is a $7,500 match of employer and JEDO funds. Moving costs alone to move a 1-2 bedroom apartment can range from $4,000 to $7,000 and for a 3-4 bedroom home, range from $10,000 to $16,000, depending on the distance and location.

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