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Regional Review: Southern States Are Hub for Foreign Automakers & Suppliers

Over the past decade, the South has emerged as a manufacturing hub for big automakers. Major international firms such as Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, and Volkswagen are just a few of the players that have a strong and growing presence in the South. As the auto industry continues to recover, that formidable industry cluster is fueling growth across Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.