Don't Sell the District 150 Peoria Stadium to Wal-Mart Corp.
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The thoughtful sale of District 150 Property should ultimately improve the community and neighborhood in which it resides. The development should retain the unique character of the site, something a possible Wal-Mart could not offer. The future of our community and neighborhood is dependent on seeking the best opportunities for self sufficiency, walkability, and quality of life improvements. The sale of this property to a big box multinational retailer will not satisfy any of those endeavors.
Wal-Mart, America's largest employer and retail store, has been criticized by numerous universities and towns around America for destroying economies and ultimately having negative effects on the surrounding areas of the specific store, including traffic problems.
Wal-Mart on average takes 1.5 jobs from the surrounding businesses for every one job that they create. This ultimately makes the unemployment rate rise wherever a Wal-Mart is built.
Along with these negative effects, "Wal-Mart's low-road strategy drives to cut wages and benefits of both retail and manufacturing workers and to buy more products from lowest-wage producers overseas lending to what critics calls the 'Walmartization' of America," according to http://www.laane.org, Los Angeles' Alliance for a New Economy's website.
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