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Alabama Economic Impact

Last year, international automakers produced 839,824 vehicles in the Yellowhammer State, accounting for 100% of their auto production. Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, and Toyota all call Alabama “home” and together generated 76,092 jobs for Alabamans. The latest Alabama state economic impact report highlights the economic growth occurring across Alabama thanks to international automakers.



vehicles produced in 2021


total auto production


purchased from U.S. suppliers


76,092 total jobs generated in Alabama

14,838 direct employment

7,095 dealership jobs

54,159 other indirect employment

$4.9 billion total employee compensation

$525 million dealership employee compensation

$4.4 billion in direct and other indirect employee compensation

Green Sales

international automakers* green vehicle sales
international automakers green vehicle market share

*Retail and fleet sales CY2021 for Acura, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Ferrari, Fiat, Honda, Hyundai, Genesis, Infiniti, Jaguar, Kia, Karma, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Polestar, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Scion, smart, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo Cars. Source: Experian Information Solutions, Inc.



international nameplate dealerships


new vehicles registered in 2021


market share of vehicles sold

International Automakers’ Vehicles Made in Alabama

Honda Pilot*

Mazda CX-50**

Honda Odyssey*

Hyundai Tucson

Honda Passport*

Hyundai Sonata*

Honda Ridgeline*

Hyundai Elantra*

Hyundai Santa Fe*

Hyundai Santa Cruz*

Mercedes-Maybach GLS

Toyota Corolla Cross

Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV*

Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV*

Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe*


$672 million
in state and local tax receipts and other revenues
$1.1 billion
in federal tax receipts and other revenues for the federal government

The operations and related activities of international automakers and auto dealers in the U.S. contributed $9.8 billion (4%) to Alabama Gross State Product (GSP) in 2021.

International Automakers Facilities


Location State
Honda Alabama Auto Plant Lincoln AL
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Montgomery AL
Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc. Huntsville AL
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. Vance AL
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. Woodstock AL
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama Huntsville AL

Parts Center

Location State
Mercedes-Benz USA Parts Distribution Center Vance AL


Location State
Honda Lock-America Co., Inc. Selma AL
Mercedes-Benz USA Marshalling Yard Vance AL
Southeast Toyota Finance (Independent Distributer) Mobile AL

Programs and Partnerships

Workforce Development

Location State
T-Ten Program Bessemer AL
HMA: PA to ESA program Lincoln AL
HMA: PAR (planned attrition replacement) Lincoln AL
HMA: CFT (career fast track) Lincoln AL
HMA: FAME Lincoln AL
HMA: Engnieering / Business Co-Op Lincoln AL
HMA: EDP/BDP (Engineering or Business Development Program) Lincoln AL
HMA: Internal Mobility Lincoln AL
HMA: Gear Up Your Career Lincoln AL
TDC-Non-Program Training Lincoln AL
Central Alabama Community College Alexander City AL
Wallace State Community College Hanceville AL
Lawson State Community College Birmingham AL
Jefferson State Community College Birmingham AL
Gadsden State Community College Gadsden AL
Region 2 Workforce Development Council Opelika AL
Maintenance Apprenticeship Program Montgomery AL
Alabama Technology Network (ATN) - - Maintenance Skill Up - ControlLogix Montgomery AL
Alabama Technology Network (ATN) - -Maintenance Skill Up - Industrial Motor Controls Montgomery AL
Alabama Technology Network (ATN) - -Maintenance Skill Up - Device Net I and II Montgomery AL
Alabama Technology Network (ATN) - - Maintenance Skill Up - Ethernet I and II Montgomery AL
AIDT - Facilitation Skills Montgomery AL
AIDT - Time Management Montgomery AL
AIDT - Basic Business Writing Montgomery AL
AIDT - One-on-One Communication Montgomery AL
AIDT - Critical Thinking Montgomery AL
AIDT - Workforce Challenges Montgomery AL
AIDT - Leadership Skills Series (I, II, and III) Montgomery AL
Alabama FAME Phil Campbell AL
Limstone County Career Technical Center Athens AL
Rocket City FAME Tanner AL
Calhoun Community College Huntsville AL
North Alabama Works Huntsville AL
Drake State Technical & Community College Huntsville AL
Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association Huntsville AL
AIDT Montgomery AL
TECH Program by Mercedes-Benz Vance AL
Mechatronics Program Vance AL
Co-op Program Vance AL
Shades Valley High School Birmingham AL
Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) Vance AL
International Automakers’ Vehicles Made in America

International automakers produced 4.2 million vehicles in America in 2021. 61 different models were exported to 135 markets around the world.

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