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Walmart's More To A New Headquarters Highlights Its Difference From Amazon
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20 May 2019 04:31 PM EST

Walmart is gearing up to move into a snazzy new Bentonville, Arkansas, headquarters, but don't think for a second that this move is anything like Amazon's HQ2 search. Walmart's new home will span 300 acres in northwest Arkansas. Almost all of Walmart's Arkansas-based corporate employees will begin to work in this new Stanford-inspired campus when it's finally ready around 2024. But while Walmart is certainly upgrading and expanding, it's taking a far more low-key approach than its online rival. In fact, this plan serves to throw the differences between Walmart and Amazon into stark contrast. Amazon's search for a second headquarters was hyper-publicized since it was first announced in September 2017, unrolling like a particularly lengthy season of a reality competition show. Politicians from across the continent groveled in the press, raving about sweet tax deals and perks like aquarium memberships they were rolling out in order to entice the online retail giant

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