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The Bentonville Boom: Wal-Mart Leads Region To Explosive Growth

About 1,000 people a month move to Benton County, Ark., to work with or for Wal-Mart, as the boom in Bentonville attests.

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In northwest Arkansas, as elsewhere, Wal-Mart’s name invokes a “very tough but fair” assessment. The prevailing local sentiment, though, is that Wal-Mart has helped everyone think big.

“There is a confidence we’re beginning to have with ourselves here,” Butcher said, citing his own 20 years spent traveling the U.S. and abroad designing Wal-Mart stores. “The fact is, Wal-Mart made us better. We couldn’t keep to the same mold, but needed to expand our capabilities and horizons.”
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