On Monday, January 11, City Council will make a decision about Wal-Mart coming to Chicago. The world's largest retailer is trying to open a new store in Chatham. Alderman Howard Brookins, has championed the cause. But powers larger than he are blocking. Wal-Mart wants to open a total of five new stores on Chicago's South Side in the 9th, 12th, 20th and 34th wards. The stores would be a welcomed assest in these communities. The Super Wal-Marts would serve the food desert communities with wholesome food at affordable pricing.
Wal-Mart has meant the resistance head on with business sensibility. The primary obstacle is the minimum wage supported by the Unions. Wal-Mart wants all of Chicago businesses to uphold the "new" wage, rather than it being a Wal-Mart unique ruling. This is only fair and equitable.
Here are 10 reasons why Wal-Mart should come to Chicago's South Side.
1. Job creation.
2. Wal--Mart represents an economic stimulus package to the local areas.
3. Wal-Mart would generate much needed tax revenue for the city.
4. Wal-Mart in Chicago would be a boast for urban Chicago.
5. Small businesses would prosper with Wal-Mart in the area. In past instances, Wal-Mart business has represented growth and opportunity for surrounding merchants.
6. Wal-Mart is a great corporate Chicago citizen.
7. Wal-Mart represents sound, economic growth, and opportunity for local minority businesses front construction to professional services.
8. Wal-Mart promotes from within.
9. The consumer needs Wal-Mart for affordable pricing.
10. Wal-Mart is a business magnet and would attract other large retailers.
Do you think Wal-Mart should come to Chicago?