• $10.9 billion invested


  • 742,622 vehicles produced in 2017
  • $8.3 billion purchased from U.S. suppliers


  • 192 international nameplate dealerships
  • 140,719 vehicles sold in 2017
  • 59% market share of vehicles sold in Tennessee


131,509 total jobs generated in Tennessee
  • 16,140 direct employment
  • 10,988 dealership jobs
  • 104,381 other indirect employment
$8.7 billion total employee compensation
  • $638 million dealership employee compensation
  • $8.1 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 Tennessee would be 7.6% - far higher than the 3.5% official rate.


The economic activity of international automaker's in Tennessee generated:
  • $1.1 billion in state and local tax receipts and other revenues
  • $2.3 billion in federal tax receipts and other revenues for the federal government

International Automakers' Vehicles
Made in Tennessee

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.

Infiniti QX60
Infiniti QX60*
Nissan Altima
Nissan Altima*
Nissan LEAF
Nissan LEAF*
Nissan Maxima
Nissan Maxima*
Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan Pathfinder*
Nissan Rogue
Nissan Rogue*
Volkswagen Atlas
Volkswagen Atlas*
Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Passat*
*Exported from America

Vehicle Sales in Tennessee

International Automakers sold 69% of the green vehicles in Tennessee in 2017
International Automakers sold 140,719 new vehicles in Tennessee last year
International Automakers' share of vehicle sales in Tennessee was 57% last year

The 2017 Global Automakers and AIADA Economic Impact Survey, AIADA┬╣s membership roster, NADA DATA, WardsAuto InfoBank, and IHS Markit Vehicle Registration Data. Automobile manufacturers participating in the 2017 Global Automakers and AIADA Economic Impact Survey: BMW Group, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen Group, and Volvo. Green vehicles include all hybrid, electric, fuel cell, and natural gas vehicles.

Indirect economic impacts derived by SCOUT Economics using direct employment, dealer employment, and auto parts employment multipliers from the IMPLAN input-output model for the State. Unemployment rates based on June 2018 Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force from Bureau of Labor Statistics.

International Automakers' Presence in Tennessee

  • Dealerships
  • Honda Parts Distribution Center - Loudon
  • Dealerships
  • Dealerships
Jaguar Land Rover
  • Dealerships
  • Dealerships
  • Dealerships
  • Dealerships
Mitsubishi Motors
  • Dealerships
  • Infiniti - Franklin
  • Nissan North America - Franklin
  • Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant - Decherd
  • Nissan Decherd Powertrain Plant - Decherd
  • Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant and Battery Plant - Smyrna
  • Nissan Service Training Center - Franklin
  • Nissan Hangar - Smyrna
  • Nissan Parts Distribution Memphis Low Volume Center - Memphis
  • Nissan Parts Redistribution Center - Mt. Juliet
  • Nissan Customer Resource Center - Murfreesboro
  • Nissan Field Quality Center - Smyrna
  • Nissan Central Collision Center - Lebanon
  • Dealerships
  • Dealerships
  • Toyota Bodine Aluminum, Inc. - Jackson
  • Toyota Financial Services District Sales and Service Office - Franklin
  • Dealerships
  • Volkswagen Chattanooga - Chattanooga
  • Volkswagen North American Engineering and Planning Center - Chattanooga
  • Volkswagen Regional Distribution Center - Lenoir City
  • Dealerships
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