Free trade creates jobs
In the U.S., the international nameplate auto industry operates 30 automobile manufacturing facilities located in 12 states, providing over 137,000 American jobs.
There are 9,500 international nameplate automobile franchises across the country providing jobs directly to 578,000 U.S. workers. These dealerships also provided 547,000 indirect jobs in 2018.
These 1,000,000 jobs represent the majority of all U.S. dealership employment, and total $34 billion in annual wages and benefits.
Free trade strengthens the national and local economies
Investments by international automakers, dealers and suppliers support more than 2.58 million American jobs.
Almost half of the cars and light trucks produced in the U.S. roll off assembly lines at plants operated by international automakers.
International automakers have invested more than $88 billion into U.S. operations, with manufacturing plants in 12 states and R&D facilities in 15 states.
International nameplate dealers are responsible for 56 percent of retail vehicle sales in the U.S.
More than half of all U.S. new vehicle dealership jobs are created by international nameplate dealers.
Economic activity by international automakers and dealers in America generated $73.3 billion in federal, state and local tax receipts and other revenues in 2018.
(Source: Here for American: Full Impact Report 2019, www.hereforamerica.com)