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Automotiove supplier jobs really important to Southern states

You intuitiuvely know the automotive industry is important to the South. Here are the numbers on supplier jobs published recently by SouthernAutoCorridor.com that document the reality.

South lands nine of top 15 U.S. states for auto parts manufacturing

The supply chain for automotive original equipment manufacturers is enormous. The parts supplier industry employs more than 734,000 workers in the U.S. and contributes about $355 billion to the gross domestic product. A recent study by the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association in conjunction with IHA ranked the top 15 states for direct employment in the auto parts industry and nine of the 15 are in the Southern Auto Corridor.  

Top States for Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing

State Employment

  • Michigan – 102,624
  • Ohio – 89,423
  • Indiana – 79,651
  • Tennessee – 48,284
  • Kentucky – 41,097
  • Illinois – 37,087
  • Alabama – 30,566
  • Texas – 29,422
  • North Carolina – 25,843
  • South Carolina – 24,569
  • California – 22,736
  • Pennsylvania – 21,130
  • New York – 19,005
  • Missouri – 16,648
  • Georgia – 16,287

 Source: MEMA and IHA

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