With Thanksgiving behind us, we are getting closer to holidays, festive gatherings with friends and family and the hope and excitement that comes with ringing in a new year. And it’s during this season of thanks and reflection, when we at JAMA USA like to recognize our members’ impact on the communities around the country they call home.
In reflecting on this year’s Detroit Auto Show, it’s worth remembering that the U.S. automotive industry wouldn’t be where it is today without the decades of innovation that brought us here. Japanese-brand automakers are an essential part of that American auto story.
The depth and quality of Japanese-brand automakers’ U.S. investments as well as their long-term commitment to supporting the American economy through innovation, workforce development, and environmental stewardship undoubtedly plays an important role in defining this sustained and lasting partnership.
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The JAMA member success story is the result of decades of collaboration between JAMA member companies and multiple generations of American workforce talent. The focus: building cars and trucks that U.S. consumers love. This is the core mission that drives our members’ dedication to the full spectrum of advanced manufacturing, high-tech research and development, and innovative design at facilities around the country.
As Japanese-brand automakers contemplate the future of the global auto industry, they also remain committed to their strong and meaningful ties with communities across the United States, cultivated through a nearly four decades-long history of manufacturing here in America.
The auto industry’s culture of innovation is a force of nature in the American economy. JAMA members are proud of their role in designing, developing, and building vehicles in the United States and are dedicated to preparing the current and future American workforce for advances in manufacturing.
At JAMA, we believe it is important to give thanks for the long-lasting relationships between our member companies and the American people, communities, and institutions that enable us all to thrive together, strengthening the U.S. auto industry and wider economy.
Our member companies are committed to supporting the professional growth of their employees across the U.S. and to cultivating the next generation advanced manufacturing workforce. JAMA members pursue these aims by partnering with local educational institutions, local governments, and other regional employers to offer advanced skills education to employees and members of the communities in which they operate.
Our members’ broad impacts go well beyond the manufacturing and R&D numbers. JAMA members take pride in giving back to their local communities all across the country. Here are a few examples of Japanese-brand automobile manufacturers’ community engagement activities, which help define the nature of their commitment to investing in America.