Wal-Mart Incentives: Is This Economic Development?
"If the city of Denver has its way, these small businesses will be evicted to make way for a Wal-Mart super-center. The city's Urban Renewal Authority has threatened condemnation if the property owners refuse to sell and has offered Wal-Mart $10 million in public subsidies... Most people assume that local retailers are being beaten fair-and-square by companies that offer consumers a better deal... But as Alameda Square vividly illustrates, consumer choices are not all that's driving the growth of corporate chains. Public policy plays a major role."
Thanks to Jacob Halpert