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How ‘Work From Home’ Became ‘Work From Anywhere’: QuickTake

Feb. 4, 2021, 5:00 AM

The way the pandemic reshapes where and how we work could be one of the most visible legacies from the health crisis. In the U.S., lockdowns sent many wealthy knowledge workers fleeing to suburbs, second-tier cities, and “Zoom towns” in scenic areas near ski slopes or national parks. While most people will eventually return to an office, things might look different than before. It all has the potential to profoundly impact office culture, labor markets, city finances and the American landscape.

1. Who’s moving where?

There are some broad themes, mostly involving knowledge workers who’ve fled high-cost coastal U.S. cities...

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