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Alabama Industries Automotive

In 1997, the first M-Class rolled off the Mercedes-Benz production line in Vance, launching the beginning of the automotive industry in Alabama.

Alabama has grown to become a leading center globally for automotive production. Vehicle assembly plants for Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda Toyota, an engine assembly plant for Toyota, and a growing automotive supplier network serving OEMs in Alabama and neighboring states.

Alabama Exports Nearly $10 Billion in Vehicles & Parts Each Year.

Passenger Vehicles Made in Alabama

Mazda Toyota Joint Venture

Mazda and Toyota have selected Alabama for a $1.6 billion joint venture assembly plant that will employ up to 4,000 and have a capacity of 300,000 vehicles per year. Production is scheduled to begin in 2021 on the following vehicles.

Alabama automakers
produce nearly 1 million
cars & light-trucks per year

Alabama ranks third
nationally in export dollars
for motor vehicles

Alabama is in the top 5 states for car and light truck production

Alabama automakers produce more than 1.5 million automotive engines per year

10 car and truck models are currently produced in Alabama

Alabama, a Key Driver in Automotive
Training and Education

Alabama provides leading training and education for the automotive industry. In addition, the $73 million Alabama Robotics Technology Park provides advanced training for industry.

AIDT, Alabama’s #1 incentive, provides a total workforce delivery system at no cost to qualified employers and the state’s 24 two-year colleges work with industry to offer apprenticeships and customized education programs.

Suppliers in North America Have
a Presence in Alabama

Automotive Industry News

Site consultants rank Alabama a top state in Area Development survey

Site selection professionals surveyed by national publication Area Development once again ranked Alabama among the top states for doing business, citing a range of factors that underpin a business-friendly environment. Alabama ranks No. 6 overall in the magazine’s 2020 “Top States for Doing Business” analysis, continuing a long run in the annual survey’s Top 10…

Reignite Alabama competition awards $150,000 to 4 promising startups

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Four Alabama businesses that have developed innovative ideas to combat challenges in the COVID-19 era have been awarded a share of $150,000 to bring their plans to life. The businesses, with ideas that range from an exposure notification app for COVID-19 and other viruses to a new concept to promote safety in…

Publication gives Alabama high marks for business climate, workforce training

In the 16th installment of its Annual State and Metro Rankings Report, Business Facilities rated Birmingham as the No. 1 mid-size metro area for its business climate, while Huntsville was No. 1 among small-size metros. Overall, Alabama ranked No. 4 for business climate. Alabama’s workforce development and talent attraction programs ranked No. 2 among the…

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