By  on January 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. upped the ante on Thursday in its drive to revive American manufacturing, revealing the creation of a new manufacturing fund — and apparel and textiles are one of the prime targets.

Bill Simon, chief executive officer and president of Wal-Mart U.S., told a gathering of more than 280 mayors attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors here that the “time is right for a resurgence” in American manufacturing and said the company is creating a $10 million fund to support it.

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