THE FACTS ABOUT FREE TRADE

Free trade creates jobs

In the U.S., the international nameplate auto industry operates 32 automobile manufacturing facilities located in 14 states, providing over 130,000 American jobs.   

There are 9,600 international nameplate automobile franchises across the country providing jobs directly to 577,000 U.S. workers.  These dealerships also provided 527,000 indirect jobs in 2016.

These 1,000,000 jobs represent the majority of all U.S. dealership employment, and total $32 billion in annual wages and benefits.

Free trade strengthens the national and local economies

Free trade strengthens the national and local economies.

The international nameplate dealerships sold 8.4 million vehicles in 2016.

These sales, representing 59% of the entire U.S. retail auto market, generated $54 billion worth of sales in parts and services, and $4.8 billion in advertising.

In 2016, international automakers and dealerships in the U.S. generated nearly $70 billion in federal, state, and local tax receipts and other revenues.

(Source: Here for America: Impact Report International Automakers and Dealers in America: 2017, www.hereforamerica.com)