About Kansas Auto Dealers

Our History

On October 26, 1932, sixty-eight dealers met at the Jayhawk Hotel in Topeka for the purpose of organizing a state motor car dealers association with the goal of promoting better business conditions for those engaged in the automobile business. This date marks the founding of the Kansas Automobile Dealers Association (KADA) -- a political, economic, and educational association created for Kansas dealers, by Kansas dealers and still managed by Kansas dealers who are dedicated to protecting the interests and increasing the value of automotive dealerships throughout the state.

Annual Contributions of Kansas’s New-Vehicle Dealers*

Kansas’s dealers maintain a multi-BILLION dollar retail industry.
$30.8 million
Average sales per dealership
$6.3 billion
Total sales of all new-vehicle dealerships in Kansas
213
Estimated number of new-vehicle dealerships
*Numbers reflect annual economic activity during 2016

Our values

As an industry, the motor vehicle dealers of Kansas are dedicated to constantly improving their business practices and ethics to maintain fair competition in order to better serve consumers. KADA recognizes that the motor vehicle dealers are the backbone of the American automobile industry and an essential part of the Kansas economy, and, therefore, strives to enable Kansas dealers to be the strongest dealers in the nation.

Dealers provide thousands of well-paying jobs in Kansas.

10,733
Number of new-vehicle dealership employees in Kansas
50
Average number of employees per dealership
$48,672
Average annual earnings per dealership employee
$511 million
Annual payroll of new-vehicle dealerships
$2.43 million
Average annual payroll per new-vehicle dealership
Dealers generate hundreds of millions of dollars of tax revenue for state and local government through:
Sales Tax Revenue
Corporate Tax Revenue
Payroll Tax Revenue
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