by Jim Slade

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January 24, 2013
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Walmart won’t contribute in the long run

About the last thing that Douglas County needs is a second Walmart, but now we have exactly that. Not only is the new Walmart contrary to the historic and distinctive character of our towns and the rural nature of our county, but Walmart presents many other challenges that may have long-lasting negative effects on our county.It is well-known that Walmart pays low wages, always. Not only are many employees below poverty level, but where will they be able to afford to live here in Douglas County? If the hundreds of employees live elsewhere, they will further burden our already struggling …

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The Record Courier Updated Jan 24, 2013 06:22PM Published Jan 24, 2013 06:20PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.