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What Happens to Small Businesses    When Walmart Moves In?
As Walmart and other big-box chains haveexpanded across the country, the number of small retail businesses has fallen by 3...
Cities are one of the few places where local         businesses continue to thrive.  But, now, with Walmart pushing to get...
After Walmart opened in Chicago                                                     in 2006, one-quarter of the small     ...
Walmart’s new, smaller “Neighborhood Market”             and “Express” stores are no less destructive.                  A ...
Walmart claims: “Small businesses thatMYTH   adapt can thrive and grow side by side       with Walmart.”
Walmart claims: “Small businesses that   MYTH                 adapt can thrive and grow side by side                      ...
When Walmart destroys small  businesses, the surroundingneighborhood suffers significant  economic and social losses.
1. Dozens of Local Entrepreneurs     Lose Their Livelihoods
2. Retail Employment Declines           600           450           300          360          Average number of jobs creat...
3. Money Leaves the Community      As local retailers close, local suppliers and service providers, such as printers and  ...
4. Neighborhood Well-Being Declines                                                           Several studies have found t...
5. The Community Risks Its Future        on a Single Absentee-Owned StoreWalmart may come in...          and then leave.
With so much at stake, many small business  owners are now joining the campaign toblock Walmart’s aggressive urban expansi...
Cities have many policy options for controllingthe spread of big-box retailers and protecting neighborhoods from their dam...
Find studies, policy models, and much more   under the Independent Business tab at          www.ilsr.org
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Cities are one of the few places where local businesses continue to thrive. But, now, with Walmart pushing to get intourban areas, these businesses are under threat.

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