Wal-Mart in Florence-Firestone?

Many small-business owners in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood fear the development of a <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP016487" title="Wal-Mart Stores, Inc." href="/topic/business/wal-mart-stores-inc.-ORCRP016487.topic">Wal-Mart</a> there. Dan Rosenfeld, County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ senior deputy for economic development, said that local businesses can offer enormous benefits: pride of ownership, local hiring and tax dollars routed back into the streets where they originate.

( Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times / February 24, 2009 )

Many small-business owners in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood fear the development of a Wal-Mart there. Dan Rosenfeld, County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ senior deputy for economic development, said that local businesses can offer enormous benefits: pride of ownership, local hiring and tax dollars routed back into the streets where they originate.

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