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The number of US employees working at Japanese-brand automakers and investment in the US increased from the previous year

| Biz News, Reports, USA | 06/19/2018

JAMA Member - Japanese-brand Automakers

Japanese-brand Automakers Demonstrate Strong Commitment to American Workers, Communities

Date: Jun 19, 2018
Source: JAMA USA

- New Report shows record-high employment and continued investment in U.S. manufacturing -

WASHINGTON – Today, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association U.S. office (JAMA USA) released its 2018-2019 Annual Contributions Report, “JAMA IN AMERICA: A Strong Commitment to Manufacturing & the American Workforce.” The report reveals how the $48.3 billion in cumulative U.S. manufacturing investment by Japanese-brand automakers continues to strengthen the American auto industry, local economies across the country, and the American economy as a whole.

JAMA Members’ U.S. Economic Impact

“Our new data affirms Japanese-brand automakers’ extensive and sustained commitment to strengthening the U.S. auto industry and the broader economy,” said Manny Manriquez, General Director of JAMA USA. “In 2017, JAMA members built nearly 3.8 million vehicles and 4.4 million engines in the United States, directly supporting nearly 93,000 jobs across the country in communities like Lafayette, Indiana; Marysville, Ohio; San Antonio, Texas; and Smyrna, Tennessee.”

JAMA Members: 14 Japanese-brand Automakers

“The U.S. auto industry is a crucial factor in the success of the U.S. economy,” added Manriquez, “and our members continue to invest in their manufacturing operations as well as their workforce and the communities that support them. From new manufacturing investments underway in Alabama and West Virginia to technical training initiatives and educational grants, JAMA members and their local communities are working to strengthen American manufacturing.”

Key data points of the “A Strong Commitment to Manufacturing & the American Workforce” report:


  • Cumulative U.S. Manufacturing Investment (USD): $48.3 B
  • Vehicle Production in the U.S. (units): 3,773,993
  • Engine Production in the U.S. (units): 4,413,074
  • U.S. Parts Purchases (USD): $70.4 B
  • Exports from U.S. Plants (units): 423,415

Number of U.S. Employees

  • Manufacturing: 65,526
  • R&D: 5,759
  • Headquarters, Sales & Others: 21,425
  • Total Direct U.S. Employment: 92,710

To read and download the full report, click image below.

JAMA IN AMERICA: A Strong Commitment to Manufacturing & the American Workforce


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