The Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota

The Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. is a voluntary organization of the majority of new car and truck franchised dealerships in the greater eight county Minneapolis/Saint Paul metropolitan area.

GMADA/BBB Advertising Review Program

Greater Metropolitan Auto Dealers Association of MN (GMADA) is a BBB Accredited Association in West Saint Paul, MN

The program has received national attention for having helped dealerships in Minnesota maintain ethical standards in their advertising. Attorney General in Minnesota have praised the program as an example of how an industry group can work with the BBB to promote ethical practices through self-regulation.

Union Negotiations

GMADA negotiates service department labor agreements for Saint Paul Dealers with District Lodge No. 77 (Machinist's Union) and Minneapolis Dealers with Local No. 974 (Teamster's Union).

Public Relations

To keep the public informed of the general high character and excellent reputation of our franchised new automobile and truck dealers, news releases regarding the industry are furnished to newspapers and local radio and television stations.


GMADA annually awards twenty-five (25) $2,000 college and technical school scholarships to employees of GMADA dealerships or sons or daughters of GMADA dealer employees. Information on the application process and all materials are sent to the Business Office of each dealership in June and available for pick up there. Please watch for this information and submit the completed application to the GMADA office by the deadline noted. These scholarships are exclusively for employees of GMADA dealerships and their families.  Recipients of the scholarship may only apply once. Scholarship materials can be printed from this link.

Employment Opportunities

We invite people who are not yet enjoying the advantages of working for a new car or truck franchised dealership to apply for a career position with one of our member dealers.

New car and truck dealerships are exciting, professional and supportive places to reach your maximum earnings and career goals. They offer continuing technical training and investment in their employees, clean modern facilities, access to the latest technology and a team environment that allow you to achieve your goals.

The auto service industry offers excellent income and benefit packages, including vacation, medical and dental insurance and retirement programs. GMADA, an automotive trade association, also works closely with the area technical colleges who offer automotive technician training to guarantee that graduates are able to secure immediate employment at one of our 140 member dealerships.

Auto Show

GMADA sponsors the largest Auto Show in the Upper Midwest each year with over 400,000 people attending annually. This is the place to be if you are shopping for a new vehicle (cars, trucks, conversion vans, sport utility vehicles, etc.), investigating all the new year models or checking out the assorted concept vehicles.

If you are interested in exhibiting an automotive related product or service at the Auto Show, please contact our offices.

For more information on the Auto Show, go to