National Impact

International automakers have put down deep roots in America and over the past 50 years have become a significant and integral part of the U.S. economy. As a result, the entire American auto industry is stronger and more competitive in the global marketplace.

We Are American Made

Almost half of the cars and light trucks produced in the U.S. roll off assembly lines at plants operated by international automakers, whose annual production has more than doubled in the past 15 years.


We Are Local

Manufacturing plants and R&D facilities operated by international automakers are creating more American jobs than ever before.


We Are Exporters

International automakers are building cars in the U.S. for customers outside the United States.

Trade and Exports
Sources: The 2016 Global Automakers and AIADA Economic Impact Survey, AIADA’s membership roster, The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute 1998 study prepared for the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM), NADA DATA, IHS Automotive Vehicle Registration Data, and WardsAuto InfoBank.
Vehicles are made, built, or manufactured in the United States using domestic and globally sourced parts.
Direct employment multiplier of 9.9 derived by SCOUT Economics from IMPLAN U.S. input-output model for 2015.