With 50% of jobs ready to be executed location independent before 2020, smart countries start to attract the location independent workforce.
- The workers who come to the country for a certain time, spend money in the local economy. In Indonesia (Bali), a Digital Nomad spends between 1,800 and 3,000 USD per month. A digital nomad in Thailand has a budget of around 1,200 USD for local costs. In Jamaica that amount is about $1,400
- Location independent workers, or digital nomads, are heavy digital media users. Via their travel blog, they create a very effective promotion for the country where they can work temporary
- Many digital nomads will seek local projects, as extra gig/revenue, bringing new skills and ideas to the local economy
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Koen Blanquart is a thought leader in technology and the new way for working that technology enabled. He's living as a digital nomad most of the year. His adventures can be followed on http://www.boarding.today. Productions: A book about a sailing trip to Antarctica has been published in the summer of 2016. Koen is currently preparing a study and a documentary about the digital nomad culture. He just finished traveling the Trans Siberian and Trans Mongolian Railroads.