Episode 10: The Future of Remote Work with Tulsa Remote

No question about it, remote work is on the rise. Accelerated by Covid-19, but having grown in relevance pre-pandemic, there is one city that's capitalizing on this shift to not only create more diversity within its city, but also provide remote workers with a community they would otherwise not have. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Grant Bumgarner, Community Manager for Tulsa Remote, an initiative to revitalize the community in Tulsa by providing opportunity and connection to remote workers. We discuss how Tulsa Remote was born, how it differentiates itself from other programs, why Tulsa is a unique city, and the future of remote working.


Clara Mouawad

Clara is the Content Specialist at BCC Research, where she spends her time writing blogs and white papers, designing graphics and thinking up ways BCC can take over the world...like with a podcast.

A world traveler (less so during COVID19, of course), marketing whiz and always thirsty for knowledge, Clara finds innovators in a variety of fields and asks the question that our listeners want to know: How will this industry, technology or company shape how we live and work in the future?

Episode Timeline

  • [00:29]Introducing remote work and the Tulsa Remote program
  • [01:37]Grant's story and what led him to Tulsa Remote
  • [03:07]The origin of the Tulsa Remote program
  • [05:24]The influence of TR on other cities and companies
  • [07:19]The screening process and the person they are looking for
  • [11:22]The decision behind the member benefits
  • [13:28]The unique benefits of Tulsa as a city
  • [15:49]What sets Tulsa Remote apart from other programs
  • [18:06]The impact that Covid-19 has had on the program
  • [19:55]The future of Tulsa Remote
  • [21:30]The criteria's needed to be accepted into TR