Choose Topeka & Enjoy the Ride

Whether you will soon graduate, have recently graduated or are looking to make a position or career transition, Choose Topeka and you will find a community to experience the ride of your life. Cruise through the site to explore Topeka businesses, quality of life offerings, and to learn more about 15,000 other reasons to Choose Topeka. 

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

You belong here.

Eligibility Requirements:

On Site:

  • Purchase or rent a home, for primary residence, 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


  • Limit one relocation incentive per household


  • Minimum 3 months waiting period
  • Remote employer must be located outside Shawnee County

  • *Also required for the remote incentive


On Site

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


Up to $5K in funds for renting in the first year, up to $10K in funds for home purchase


On Site Interest Submission

*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.

Remote Worker Application

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