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How CT car dealers and auto industry impact Connecticut economy

June 4, 2018

What do 29,000 peopleJill Merriam examines car dealers impact on CT economy in Connecticut have in common?

That’s not a typo: 29 thousand people right here in Connecticut, all associated with one particular business: the automotive industry.

Key Hyundai of Manchester, Key Hyundai of Milford are a major contributor to that success.

Jill Merriam, small business owner, third generation car dealer, and yes, the Dealer For The People at Connecticut’s Key Hyundai. While the economy in Connecticut, or lack thereof, is always in the news here, there is interesting statistics about the car business, CT car dealerships, and exactly what they bring to the table.

Here’s why and how CT car dealerships keep CT driving forward, (from the National Automotive Dealers Association) even in the difficult times. Listen here:

Did you know Key Hyundai alone employs 150 full and part-time employees? That doesn’t include the outside vendors we use regularly to be help CT car shoppers purchase new and used cars they love to drive.

Shopping local matters, and the small and mid-sized businesses are getting it done here in Connecticut, and car dealers are a huge part of that. Many thanks to Key Hyundai colleagues and competitors who help keep Connecticut a great place to live and work.

What industry do you think is overlooked in Connecticut? Let us know love at wecare@keycars.com and maybe we’ll feature the topic on a future video!

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