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Walton family to invest $225 million for fitness, childcare centers on Walmart HQ campus


Two buildings to open by the end of 2023 on Walmart’s new corporate campus in Bentonville are a 360,000-square-foot fitness center and a 73,000-square-foot childcare center. The Walton family is providing $225 million for the facilities.

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  1. What is competition?
  2. Why might big businesses compete for talented employees?
  3. Why do you think talented employees are important to Walmart?
  4. Why do you think Walmart is building a new corporate campus?
  5. Why might amenities like childcare centers and fitness facilities be important features on the new campus?
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