…on Al Norman’s sprawl-busters.com, the PARD web site, or in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.
Recently renovated Wal-Mart Supercenters in Richland and College Place (Walla Walla) opened to the public yesterday. Wal-Mart has also announced plans to build a Supercenter in Pasco. Pullman is now left as one of the only cities above 10,000 population in Eastern Washington without a Wal-Mart Supercenter.
Richland economic development director Diahann Howard said that Wal-Mart’s expansion brings new jobs and sales tax revenue to Richland, and may help increase traffic in an area the city would like to see grow.
The Tri-City Herald reported about 1,200 people applied for about 200 openings at the Richland Wal-Mart. So much for no one wanting to work at Wal-Mart.
Don’t worry, that will be us soon.