• $2.4 billion invested


  • 237,000 vehicles produced in 2018
  • $2.2 billion purchased from U.S. suppliers


  • 271 international nameplate dealerships
  • 280,880 new vehicles registered in 2018
  • 56% market share of new vehicle registrations in Georgia


71,791 total jobs generated in Georgia
  • 5,312 direct employment
  • 16,932 dealership jobs
  • 49,547 other indirect employment
$4.3 billion total employee compensation
  • $964 million dealership employee compensation
  • $3.3 billion in direct and other indirect employee compensation
  • Without the operations and related activities of international automakers and auto dealers in the U.S., the unemployment rate in Georgia would be 3.9% - far higher than the 5.3% official rate.


The economic activity of international automaker's in Georgia generated:
  • $765 million in state and local tax receipts and other revenues
  • $980 million in federal tax receipts and other revenues for the federal government

International Automakers' Vehicles
Made in Georgia

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.

Kia Optima
Kia Optima*
Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento*
Kia Telluride
Kia Telluride
*Exported from America

Vehicle Sales in Georgia

International Automakers sold 50% of the green vehicles in Georgia in 2018
International Automakers sold 280,880 new vehicles in Georgia last year
International Automakers' share of vehicle sales in Georgia was 56% last year

Sources: The 2018 Global Automakers and AIADA Economic Impact Survey, AIADA’s membership roster, NADA DATA, WardsAuto InfoBank, IHS Markit Vehicle Registration Data, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute 1998 study prepared for the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM). Automobile manufacturers participating in the 2018 Global Automakers and AIADA Economic Impact Survey: BMW Group, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen Group, and Volvo Cars.

Indirect economic impacts derived by SCOUT Economics using direct employment, dealer employment, and auto parts employment multipliers from the IMPLAN input-output model. 116 Unemployment rates based on February 2019 Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force from Bureau of Labor Statistics.

International Automakers' Presence in Georgia

  • BMW of North America, LLC - Atlanta
  • BMW of North America, LLC Vehicle Distribution Center - Brunswick
  • Dealerships
  • Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC - Tallapoosa
  • American Honda Finance Corporation Regional Office - Alpharetta
  • Honda/Acura Zone Office - Alpharetta
  • Honda Parts Distribution Center - Alpharetta
  • Dealerships
  • Hyundai Capital America - Atlanta
  • Hyundai Motor America Regional Office - Marietta
  • Mobis Parts Distribution Center (Hyundai/Kia) - Lawrenceville
  • Dealerships
Jaguar Land Rover
  • Jaguar Land Rover Academy - Atlanta
  • Jaguar Land Rover North America - Atlanta
  • Jaguar Land Rover South Eastern Parts Distribution Center - Atlanta
  • Jaguar Land Rover Vehicle Distribution Center - Brunswick
  • Dealerships
  • Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia - West Point
  • Kia Regional Office - Atlanta
  • Kia Training Center - Lawrenceville
  • Mobis Parts Distribution Center (Hyundai/Kia) - Lawrenceville
  • Dealerships
  • Mazda Training Center - Marietta
  • Mazda Parts Distribution Center - McDonough
  • Dealerships
  • smart
  • Mercedes-Benz USA - Atlanta
  • Mercedes-Benz USA Financial Services - Atlanta
  • Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Preparation Center - Brunswick
  • Dealerships
Mitsubishi Motors
  • Mitsubishi Parts Distribution Center - Lithia Springs
  • Dealerships
  • Nissan Regional Office - Atlanta
  • Infiniti Regional Office - Atlanta
  • Nissan Service Training Center - Marietta
  • Dealerships
  • Subaru Sales Training Center - Lithia Springs
  • Subaru Regional Distribution Center - Lithia Springs
  • Subaru Zone Office - Lithia Springs
  • Dealerships
  • Toyota Financial Services District Sales and Service Office - Alpharetta
  • Lexus Division Area Office - Alpharetta
  • Dealerships
  • Porsche Cars North America - Atlanta
  • Volkswagen, Audi, and Volkswagen Credit, Inc. Regional Offices - Alpharetta
  • Dealerships
  • Dealerships

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