Ford showed off the new 2021 F-150 in Texas recently. The new truck is a symbol of the company’s commitment to American manufacturing.
A new study from Boston Consulting Group shows how Ford, the F-Series, Ford employees, Ford dealers, and suppliers all work together to drive the economy of local communities.
In Texas alone, Ford contributes $3.8-billion to the state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). There are 41,117 total jobs in Texas because of Ford, Ford dealers, suppliers and community jobs. The Ford Fund has contributed $7.8-million in charitable giving to Texas communities. The state of Texas has over 4.5-million Ford vehicles on the roads!
“This new study from BCG illustrates how Ford is built for local communities across America. For example, in Texas Ford contributes $3.8 billion to the state’s GDP, drives 41,000 jobs locally, and there are more than 240 dealership locations and 4,520,753 Fords on the roads of Texas,” noted Brian Bell.
Beyond Ford’s local economic contributions, Ford is committed to serving as a local community partner, stepping up when needed to meet societal needs like providing PPE equipment to first responders, patients, and local organizations throughout the country that need it most through our dealers and work with the Ford Fund. 5,000 PPE will be distributed in North Texas. The Dallas County Community College District Foundation one of the Ford Fund’s partners.
The production of the of all-new F-150 pickup is underway, and will be on sale at dealers starting in November. In the presentation, Brian Bell said, “This truck raises the standard for all light-duty trucks. It targets the most towing and payload of any light-duty full-size pickup; introduces all-new features to increase customer productivity; features new connected vehicle innovations such as over-the-air updates that help keep F-150 at the forefront of technology; and offers an available all-new 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ hybrid powertrain with Pro Power Onboard™ – an integrated power generator.”
“The critical launch of the all-new F-150 is now underway — on time and with the Built Ford Tough quality our customers demand to get the job done,” said Jim Farley, Ford’s chief operating officer and incoming CEO. “F-Series pickups are the backbone of work and productivity across the country.