Our Impact

In 2017, 9,600 international nameplate dealership franchises created 578,000 direct American jobs with a payroll of $34 billion, as well as an additional 548,000 indirect jobs. Together, they provided more than half of all U.S. dealership jobs and sold 9.5 million vehicles, resulting in a 57 percent share of the U.S. market.

International nameplate automobile dealers have a powerful, positive impact coast-to-coast on their neighborhoods, cities, and states. Dealerships are more than a place to shop for and buy a new vehicle; they are employers, sources of charitable giving, tax bases, and service centers. They are the heart of the international nameplate auto industry, and they are committed to serving their communities. 

International Dealers Across America

International nameplate automobile manufacturers and dealership franchises are designing, building, and selling more vehicles across the U.S. than ever before. AIADA releases an annual report detailing the massive investment of its dealers and their manufacturers in the United States economy. 

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FirstUp

AIADA's daily summary of the morning's auto headlines, sourced from publications around the country. From legislation and policy, to the latest on new vehicle releases and technology, FirstUp brings you the news that matters to your dealership. 

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What Is An American Car?

The answer might surprise you. Check out this interactive map to explore the companies, manufacturing plants, and vehicles that are changing the face of the American auto retail industry. 

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