Economic Impact

Driving growth today,
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National Impact
By the Numbers

For more than 60 years, international automakers have been a part of the fabric of U.S. automotive manufacturing. Our members are leaders in providing consumer choice, developing technologies that drive the industry forward, and creating abundant workforce opportunities for Americans.

International automakers have invested $109 billion into U.S. operations, supporting more than 2.4 million American jobs
4.9 million vehicles produced in 2023, accounting for 48% of all U.S. light vehicle production
500 facilities across 36 states, with 31 manufacturing facilities in 12 states, & 76 R&D facilities in 15 states
International automakers exported 762,000 U.S.-built vehicles to more than 130 countries and territories around the world in 2023.

International Automakers Directly Employ 156,000 Workers

More than two-thirds of the jobs created by international automakers last year were in manufacturing, where every direct manufacturing job supported 6.7 additional American jobs—a demonstrable positive impact in the communities where automakers’ employees live and work.

Annual Employment totals based on Autos Drive America Economic Impact Reports 2014 through 2023

International Automakers Have Increased Their U.S. Production Volume by More Than 85% Over the Past 25 Years

International automakers strengthen the American economy through our U.S. operations. Our manufacturing impacts millions of Americans and our investments drive the growth of America’s skilled workforce, develop new vehicle technologies, and pave the way for the future.

International Automakers Exported 65 Different U.S.-Made Vehicle Models Worldwide

International trade drives the American economy forward. For decades, international automakers have played a critical role in the global trade ecosystem, which helps create new investments, sustain careers, and provide new opportunities for American workers.

Share of International Automakers' U.S.-Made Exports by Region, 2023