Historically, WalMart destroys local small businesses in the areas they build. I've watched it happen in my area. They sell cheaply made items at low cost so that the better businesses can't compete in price. The local businesses have to offer higher wages to keep their help and simultaneously lower their prices to compete. Eventually, it drives them out of business entirely. I watched a thriving little main street in my area become a run down haven for bars and thrift stores instead of retail businesses because of WalMart. The town overall became poorer which caused more subsidized housing etc. The retail stores couldn't compete, and some that had been there for a hundred years went under once WalMart moved into town. WalMart is a slippery slope.