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This posting addresses large corporations and the community.

Do large corporations really care about the local community? Does Home Depot care about the community the same way a local mom and pop hardware stores does? Is it important for a corporation to care about the community. What affect did the replacement of mom and pop stores by large corporations, over the last 50 years, have on the economy? What affect will it have over the next 50 years? Does the communities connection to its business have an impact on the its success.

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I think that the majority of large companies care about the community, so long as it doesn't interfere with their profit maximizing ability. Do I think that Wal-Mart cares that they ran the mom and pop store next to them out of business? No, I don't think they care. I think the big corporations care about showing they're interested in improving the community. If they really cared about the community, we would see the big companies, like Home Depot, Lowe's and Wal-Mart not setting up shop in a community that is dominated by local, small stores. What we see instead are the big companies setting up shop anywhere where there is free land, a building to buy, and a decent population. In short, no, the big corporations don't care what happens to the local community.

Home Depot does not care about the community the same way a local mom and pop store would. In the smaller store, you'd have the friendliness, and customer service quality that comes with knowing ...

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The solution provides a detailed discussion about large corporations, and if they really care about the community.