Walmart | Creating Economic Opportunity

Supporting local, diverse and small businesses
Jun 21, 2017 8:05 AM ET
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Across the thousands of communities Walmart is privileged to operate in, we see firsthand the importance of business as a source of jobs and tax revenue. As a major retailer, Walmart can help strengthen farmers, manufacturers and small businesses around the world through our sourcing and other initiatives. For example, we can advance local manufacturing, empower women entrepreneurs and improve local agricultural production by working with others to support technological innovation, access to capital and access to markets. Whether they supply Walmart or not, stronger producers make for stronger supply chains and economies—which in turn helps drive customer demand and secure affordable, quality commodity supply for the future.

Learn more & explore the Walmart Global Responsibility Report 2017