According to the Desert Sun, this very situation is happening in Cathedral City, CA where both the town’s Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club are moving. Cathedral City Mayor Pro-Tem is rightfully upset at the move:
"Wal-Mart loves to tell you they're a good corporate neighbor, they take care of the community; and that's just wrong, they're not," Cathedral City Mayor Pro-tem Greg Pettis said. "They come into a community and (we) anticipate we're going to make some long-term money and in essence we reimburse them for the sales tax they generate. They haven't done anything for this community."