Free residential lots, $500 in cash, country club membership, and free one-year passes to a half dozen local entities are some of the incentives that places like Crosby, ND are offering for people to move there. This past week CNN ran a story on the efforts of NW North Dakota to attract people to the state. It generated over 400 inquiries from people who are looking at getting out of the rat race and back to places like Crosby (http://www.crosbynd.com/journal/news/headline_2.htm).
I’ll be there in April giving a talk and have read quite a bit about the town. It sounds like a great small town from what I’ve read about it.