Founded in 1936 as the Santa Clara Motor Car Dealers Association, today, the SVADA is the foundation for driving the economy of Silicon Valley and an integral part of California’s franchised dealerships’ $96 billion automobile goods-and-services economy. Auto dealers in California collectively account for 20% of the state’s retail sales. Specifically, the Silicon Valley Auto Dealers Association and Santa Clara County employ more than 8,000 people and spend over $60 million in advertising.
Throughout Santa Clara County, there are 61 new car and truck franchised dealers. As California’s fourth largest county, the SVADA serves nearly 1.7 million people in 15 cities across 1,300 square miles, including Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, San Jose, Milpitas, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill and Gilroy.
Member Since: 1998