More than half of small businesses in New York City are opposed to bringing a Walmart to the city, according to a recent poll conducted by Long-Island based Gotham Government Relations. The results of the survey contradict an earlier poll conducted by Walmart in December that stated small businesses and entrepreneurs
were in favor of the retailer.
However, the recent survey found that of 300 small retail owners, 73 percent of grocery and convenience store owners would not like to open a Walmart within the city limits. Yet Walmart's survey found that 62 percent of small business owners were in favor of a store opening, a figure which many believe to have been skewed.
"[Gotham] decided to do this poll because the results of the Walmart one struck us as absolutely impossible," said Brad Gerstman, a lawyer for Gotham, to the source.
Gotham surveyed small businesses in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan. Fifty-six percent of respondents said opening a Walmart would devastate small business while 32 percent took no issue with the store's opening. Eleven percent didn't care or did not know about the issue.
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