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Note to Washington, D.C.: It's All About Economics

January 21, 2016

After "promising" back in 2013 to build two stores east of the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., Walmart has announced it will no longer do so. Among its reasons, the company has cited high building and labor costs as a reason not to move forward. Is anybody surprised? Evidently, the District's leaders are, but should they be, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Pam Villarreal.


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