Like many ambitious natives of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Aaron Bolzle left home to pursue a career on both coasts of the US, first to Boston and New York and then to Silicon Valley, where he navigated the tech ecosystem at @Apple. Fifteen years later he returned to Tulsa with a desire to make a positive impact in the community that raised him.
He launched Tulsa Remote with George Kaiser Family Foundation, a program to reverse the trend of economic migration by incentivizing talented Soloists to live and work from @cityoftulsa. The first of its kind, Tulsa Remote remains the reference in a new form of #economicdevelopment focusing on individuals instead of companies.
For the premiere episode of Middle of Everywhere, @arjunbasu spoke to Bolzle about the origins of Tulsa Remote, the mobility of the #workforce, the power of #authenticity in #placebranding, and what Soloists bring to the growing list of cities, states, and countries hoping to attract them.