Having achieved nearly complete coverage of non-urban and suburban markets, mega-retailer Wal-Mart has turned its attention to urban expansion. Evaluations of Wal-Mart’s impact on urban retail businesses and local employment are necessary to inform policy makers, scholars, and community activists looking to improve economic opportunities for inner-city residents. This study focuses on the Wal-Mart store that opened on the West Side of Chicago in September 2006.
Center for Urban Research and Learning; Davis, Julie; Merriman, David; Samayoa, Lucia; Flanagan, Brian; Baiman, Ron; and Persky, Joseph, "The Impact of an Urban Wal-Mart Store on Area Businesses: An Evaluation of One Chicago Neighborhood's Experience" (2009). Center for Urban Research and Learning: Publications and Other Works. Paper 3.
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