Should Walmart be viewed as an asset or a problem?
North Tonawanda is gaining a new establishment, which will provide many news jobs to residents and surrounding areas. Walmart is on scheduled to open its doors Aug. 15.
This is a good thing right?
Not all residents are thrilled about the idea of having such a busy store opening in their city. Thatís understandable. After all, the establishment is not only going to attract North Tonawanda residents, but people from all over as well.
However, building the Walmart wasnít such a bad idea. This shows growth within the city. Itís creating employment, as well as convenience. There arenít any ďbig-nameĒ stores currently located in the area. For those who are looking to grocery shop with great sales; those who are looking for a miscellaneous item; or those who would like a new outfit on a limited dime no longer have to head to Amherst or Niagara Falls for the closest Target or mall. They can just head down the road.
In addition, the city will gain an additional amount of revenue from property and city taxes paid to the city by Walmart.
As one of the largest private employers in the United States, Walmart might actually aid to how rapidly the city grows.
Serving more than 200 million customers per week nationwide, shouldnít we be getting a little excited that the company chose this city to launch another store?
Just in the past few years, it has become increasingly noticeable how rapidly the city is growing. Changes are actually taking place, rather than being discussed and formulated.
North Tonawanda is being revitalized and itís rather refreshing to see first hand.
The new establishment should be looked at as a blessing in disguise for those residents who will very soon be able to utilize the storeís convenience factor.
Weíre currently climbing out of a recession and on a larger scale that really hasnít been able to be seen by the naked eye. Yet on a local level, The Tonawandas are making great strides as a growing economy.
Aside from local leaders working together and trying to make the changes happen. The changes are becoming so noticeable that people who live and work beyond The Tonawandas are finding an interest in the area to start and grow their own business.
Thatís something that should make you look at your city and your community and be proud of the direction itís heading in.
Not only is this something to be proud of, it should be a great insight toward the future. As an older city, which houses many elderly residents, the city should start looking at ways of bringing in a younger population.
Twentysomethings that are looking for jobs within The Tonawandas or looking for a place to call home and raise a family.
Walmart is something that those looking into buying a home might consider. As a growing city with people growing older as well, these are all things that need to be considered along the way.
Head to the new establishment on Aug. 15 and decide for yourself. But, give it a chance to become part of the community before you knock itís existence in the city.