A company is considering the relocation of its manufacturing plant and administrative offices from

a small city in the Midwest to a similar-sized city in the South. Approximately 20 percent of the

residents of the city are employed by the company, and many others are employed in businesses

such as banks, personal services, restaurants, shopping centers, and supermarkets that would suffer

a decline in business if the company decides to relocate. 


Does the company have a social responsibility to factor into its decision the impact its move would have on the city? Explain your reasoning.