Local entrepreneurs are invited to pitch their products online to Walmart, June 30 at the company's annual open call.

Walmart has announced it will spend $350 billion on items made, grown or assembled in the U.S.

The hour-long open call will give entrepreneurs one-on-one meetings with Walmart merchants.

Applications for participation must be submitted by April 30.

More information, and applications, are available here.

Hector del Castillo can be reached at hectordelcastillo@wwub.com or 509-526-8317.

Hector writes stories about local sports, helps produce the daily section and updates the web site. A lifelong sports nut having grown up in Maryland, he joined the U-B with more than 15 years experience in journalism.