Free trade creates jobs

In the U.S., the international nameplate auto industry operates 31 automobile manufacturing facilities located in 13 states, providing over 156,000 American jobs.

There are 9,416 international nameplate automobile franchises across the country providing jobs directly to 549,000 U.S. workers. These dealerships also provided 580,000 indirect jobs in 2022.

These 1,129,000 jobs represent the majority of all U.S. dealership employment, and total $50 billion in annual wages and benefits.

Free trade strengthens the national and local economies

Investments by international automakers, dealers and suppliers support more than 2.3 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 $107 billion into U.S. operations, over the last 60 years, with 500 facilities across 36 states.

International nameplate dealers are responsible for more than half of the market share of all U.S. new vehicle sales in 2022.

More than half of all U.S. dealership jobs are created by international nameplate dealers.

Economic activity by international automakers and dealers in America generated $72.3 billion in federal, state and local tax receipts and other revenues in 2022.

(Source: International Automakers and Dealers In America Economic Impact Report 2023 (