DETROIT, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "At a time of record vehicle sales and robust U.S. production, international automakers are shining bright at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
"We are thrilled that President Obama is showing his dedication to the auto industry by attending NAIAS today. The President's work to support the industry during its time of crisis was important not only for the Detroit-based automakers, but for all automakers that have invested billions and created thousands of American jobs over the last 50 years.
"International automakers operating in the U.S. are a major part of the U.S. auto industry. Together these companies:
- Directly employ more than 123,000 Americans, accounting for nearly 40 percent of all U.S. auto workers
- Create an additional 1.1 million U.S. jobs in related industries
- Maintain nearly 10,000 dealership franchises across the country, resulting in another half million jobs
- Account for nearly half of all U.S. auto production
- Purchase billions annually from U.S. suppliers
- Operate 62 research and development centers in 17 states
"It is easy to see that today's U.S. auto industry expands far beyond Detroit. The array of locally-made products by international automakers on display at the auto show is a visual representation of not one, but many, American success stories. We welcome President Obama to the 2016 North American International Auto Show and invite him to visit the exhibits of all automakers operating in the United States."
Here for America tells the story of international automakers, their ever-growing impact on the U.S. economy, and the benefits they provide to local communities. The contributions of international automakers and dealers are integral to the success of today's U.S. auto industry, the most vibrant and competitive auto market in the world. To follow along on the journey, visit www.hereforamerica.com.
Contact: Annemarie Pender, 202-650-5548
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