August 23, 2018




August 23, 2018



New Report Shows FCA US, Ford, & General Motors Driving A Resurgence in American Manufacturing


WASHINGTON, D.C. – FCA US, Ford, and General Motors are driving a resurgence in American manufacturing according to a new report issued by the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC).  The association today issued its annual “State of the U.S. Automotive Industry” for 2018 offering a detailed examination of the economic impact of U.S. automakers.

“FCA US, Ford, General Motors and their suppliers are vital to America’s economy, and together represent America’s largest manufacturing sector,” said Gov. Matt Blunt, president of the American Automotive Policy Council.  “American automakers are driving a revival in U.S. manufacturing, specifically through their critical investments in research and development. This new report details the reach of American autos and their contribution to U.S. jobs and the economy,” 

Key Findings in the Report

Production, Sales, and Exports

  • FCA US, Ford, and General Motors operate 3 out of 5 U.S. auto assembly plants (27 out of the 46).
  • FCA US, Ford, and General Motors produced 5.9 million vehicles here last year, representing 77% of their 7.7 million U.S. sales. 
  • FCA US, Ford, and General Motors exported nearly 1 million American-made vehicles last year, serving more than 100 foreign markets. 


  • Over the past 5 years, FCA US, Ford, and General Motors announced investments of more than $35 billion in U.S. assembly, engine and transmission plants, R&D labs, headquarters, and other facilities.


  • FCA US, Ford, and General Motors account for nearly 2 out of 3 of America’s autoworkers. Together, they employ nearly 250,000 U.S. workers at 226 assembly plants, manufacturing facilities, research labs, distribution centers, and other facilities, located in 32 states.
  • FCA US’s, Ford’s, and General Motors’s 10,150 auto dealerships employ more than 609,000 additional U.S. workers. 

Research and Development

  • FCA, Ford, and General Motors together invest more than $18 billion in R&D each year. Each of them invests more in global R&D than Boeing, Biogen, AT&T, Dow, HP, Motorola, and ExxonMobil. 

For more information on findings and to view the full report please CLICK HERE.

The American Automotive Policy Council, Inc. (AAPC) is a Washington, D.C. association that represents the common public policy interests of its member companies FCA US, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors Company.