Savannah is offering qualified tech workers $2,000 to relocate to Savannah or the Chatham County area. The incentive is part of the Savannah Economic Development Authority's (SEDA) plan to continue boosting the city's tech industry. This program is a direct response to the COVID-19, where many tech workers are enabled to work remotely full-time. In addition to Savannah's low cost of living, city officials hope this incentive will convince more tech workers to live in the region permanently.
This voucher program offers $40 in discounts per day to more than 350 registered local businesses. Customers show digital codes at checkout ranging from $2.50 off for purchases of $10 or more to $20 off for purchases exceeding $80. An initial fund of $300,000 was exhausted in less than one month due to the program's popularity. Territorial officials provided $200,000 to continue myDarwin along with $1 million in matching funds to other councils pursuing comparable programs.
London Borough of Haringey developed the Haringey Procurement and Contract System (HPCS) portal to advertise procurement opportunities not covered by the Council's Dynamic Purchasing Systems. Any suppliers active within the past 18 months were automatically registered while inactive or new suppliers must complete the accreditation process. Users receive customized alerts for council contract opportunities based on their selected Goods, Works or Services categories.