Auto manufacturing depends on a broad range of parts, components and materials provided by thousands of suppliers, as well as a vast retail and vehicle maintenance network of dealers and aftermarket products and services. No other single industry is linked to so much of U.S. manufacturing or generates so much retail business and employment.
7.25 MILLION JOBS COAST TO COAST
A robust auto manufacturing sector is vital to a healthy U.S. economy. Autos drive America forward by supporting a total of 7.25 million American jobs, or about 3.8 percent of private-sector employment.
MATERIAL INDUSTRIES RELY ON AUTO SALES
America’s automakers are among the largest purchasers of aluminum, computer chips, copper, glass, iron, plastics, rubber, steel, textiles and vinyl, as well as special metals needed for clean-car technology. Automakers also convert postconsumer products and agricultural products into useful new materials for automobiles.
AMERICA'S BIGGEST BUSINESSES RELY ON AUTOS
Auto manufacturing is a customer of the biggest names in our economy. In fact, half of the companies listed in the Dow Jones Industrial Average depend on autos for revenue. Many major corporations based across the nation are suppliers to the auto industry.