Walmart Statement Regarding City Council Approval to Build Second Walmart Location in the City of Chicago

Today is a victory for the residents of the South Side. The Mayor, Alderman Beale and the Council are to be commended for representing the will of the people of Chicago.

But there is more to do. To that end, we have already started to identify additional opportunities across the City that will help more Chicagoans save money and live better.

Over the next several months, we look forward to working with the City to help ensure our stores are part of the solution in terms of creating jobs, stimulating economic development and eradicating food deserts here.

With each new store that opens here and every new job created, Chicago moves one step closer towards returning the City to better economic times while also serving as a successful model for other cities across the country that face similar challenges.

-Hank Mullany, executive vice president and president Walmart North, Walmart U.S.