Ep. 46 – “How Auto Sales are Managing Through COVID-19” Bob Hudson, Tallahassee Ford

As part of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tallahassee Business Podcast, presented by 223 Agency, features conversations with a variety of guests who can share valuable insight to help our members in this trying time.

In this episode, we are joined by Bob Hudson, Vice President and Operating Partner at Tallahassee Ford. He joins the show to discuss the state of the automotive industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hudson and his team have made quick adjustments to create a safe environment for both sales and service customers. Like many businesses that have risen to the occasion, Tallahassee Ford has adapted to the changing norms of this moment.

With over 100 employees, Hudson’s dealership is a good window into the state of the local economy. Auto sales account for the largest share of sales tax revenue for both the State of Florida and Leon County. With services being impacted, Hudson paints the picture for what the midterm effects of stay at home orders will have on sales, services, and employees. Tallahassee Ford has been providing auto sales and service to the Capital City since 1926 and Hudson is committed to continuing that tradition, even in difficult times.