After two and a half years of near silence, Wal-Mart has come out swinging. The mega-retailer launched a Web site last week devoted to convincing Merced residents that building a distribution center here will create hundreds of well-paying jobs and bolster a flagging economy.
The online campaign marks Wal-Mart’s most public move yet in the PR war over plans to build a distribution center in Southeast Merced, which Wal-Mart first announced in August 2005. The City Council is expected to vote on the project later this year, after an environmental impact report is released in April.
Read the full story in Thursday's Merced Sun-Star.