Investing in American Jobs
At Walmart, we believe in making a difference on the issues our customers and communities care about. We believe we can create more American jobs by supporting more American manufacturing. Jump-starting the manufacturing industry and rebuilding the middle class requires a national effort by companies, industry leaders, lawmakers and others.
Together, we can help spark a revitalization of U.S.-based manufacturing. By making production more affordable and feasible in the United States, we can bring our customers more U.S.-made products and manufacturers can create more jobs in America.Learn more about the 2015 U.S. Manufacturing Summit
According to data from our suppliers, items that are made, sourced or grown right here in America already account for about two-thirds of what we spend to buy products at Walmart U.S. But there is room to do more.
We are committed to American renewal. In January 2013, Walmart announced it will buy an additional $50 billion in U.S. products in 10 years in an effort to grow U.S. manufacturing and encourage the creation of U.S. jobs.
When you add up what we spend each year, our pledge is to buy an additional $250 billion in American products.
We will accomplish this by working with suppliers to:
- Increase what we already buy of U.S. manufactured goods
- Source “new to Walmart” U.S. manufactured goods
Re-shore the manufacturing of goods we currently buy by facilitating and accelerating efforts of our suppliers
Since January 2013, we’ve met with hundreds of our suppliers and visited dozens of factories across the U.S. and around the world. View some of the announcements made so far.
2015 U.S. Manufacturing Summit and Open Call Event
The 2015 U.S. Manufacturing Summit will take place on July 7-8, 2015 in Bentonville, Arkansas. This two-day event will include our "Open Call" for new U.S. made items and gives new and returning suppliers a chance to make vital connections with Walmart and state representatives. Join our email list to be informed of event details and other developments in Walmart's U.S. Manufacturing commitment. Registration for the 2015 U.S. Manufacturing Summit will open on April 6, 2015.
We gathered government leaders, suppliers and Walmart executives in Denver on August 14, 2014. Learn more and watch the webcast.
Made in USA Open Call Event
Walmart hosted our first Open Call event on July 8, 2014. We invited more than 500 suppliers and potential suppliers to come to the Home Office in Bentonville, Ark., and pitch their products. Watch a replay of the general session.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - March 13, 2015 - Walmart Stores Inc. will combine its open call for suppliers and its U.S. Manufacturing Summit into one event this year and host it in Arkansas. Walmart's U.S. Manufacturing Summit and the open call will be held in Bentonville July 7-8, 2015.
Charlotte Business Journal - March 11, 2015 - The Charlotte region is tonning it on the value of goods & services that it exports to other countries, says an Obama administration official. That's the good news for this region, but it's also the good news for scores of other U.S. communities.
Retailing Today - March 19, 2015 - Walmart vice president of U.S. manufacturing Cindi Marsiglio shared new details about a first-of-its-kind event planned for early July in Northwest Arkansas to advance the retailer’s $250 billion domestic sourcing agenda.