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Arkansas: Center of the Walmart Universe

The first Walmart store opened in Northwest Arkansas in 1962. Today, more than 1,300 Walmart suppliers have a presence in Northwest Arkansas, most within 30 miles of the Walmart home office, located in Bentonville, Arkansas.

In 2013, Walmart announced a plan to spend an additional $50 billion on products “Made in the USA”over the next ten years. Suppliers looking to reshore manufacturing operations closer to Walmart can’t find a better location than Walmart’s own backyard.

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