The hub of the Southeast’s automotive activity is North Alabama.

In fact, most North Alabama locations are within an average 3.0-hour driving distance of more than 10 automotive OEM assembly plants. North Alabama is also home to both Toyota and Navistar engine plants, Polaris’ newest assembly plant, over 100 automotive-related suppliers, and the $90 million Robotics Technology Park focusing on workforce development.

NAIDA 200 Mile Radius Automotive Supplier Map

North Alabama’s robust automotive sector was validated when Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA (MTM) announced their $1.6 billion partnership in Huntsville/Limestone County.  This joint facility, set to open in 2021, is expected to employ more than 4,000 and to produce over 300,000 cars and SUVs.  Our Automotive Site Selection section gives you quick access to available buildings and sites suitable for MTM suppliers.

The addition of this new project places Alabama on course to become the South’s largest automaker.

  • Alabama’s three OEM assembly plants have combined to produce over 1,000,000 vehicles per year.
  • Polaris is manufacturing off-road vehicles and the on-road Slingshot at the brand new $142 million facility in Huntsville.


Learn more about the automotive industry in North Alabama