The first place the Obama administration can triumph or mess up is the $825-billion proposed economic stimulus package�the new administration�s centerpiece plan. At question is whether a spending plan such as what the House of Representatives is now considering is a vital Keynesian solution to what ails the U.S. economy or a hindrance to a vibrant business rebound that won�t depend on massive government spending. The answer to that may be hidden in the fog of historical controversy about what really happened during the Great Depression. Photo: National Archives and Records Administration Bricklayer was one of millions employed by WPA
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.