Tuesday, April 04, 2006

WalMart Continues Fight to Win Hearts and Minds

WalMart has instituted an economic development program that will locate new stores in economically blighted areas. In an attempt to put on a better face Wal-Mart has plans to establish 10 "jobs and opportunity zones." The first of these will be located in the Chicago area.

"The zones will encompass the Wal-Mart store and a host of local businesses and suppliers with which Wal-Mart will work to increase job creation and economic opportunity in surrounding neighborhoods," Wal-Mart said in a statement.

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