An estimated $12.2 billion in federal stimulus funding will help Florida patch up some of the holes in its state budget and put thousands of Floridians to work. That was the message from Gov. Charlie Crist (R) when he hailed the passage of the federal stimulus bill in mid-February. He announced his $66.5-billion 2009-10 budget on Feb. 20. Photo: PB Americas Stimulus will fund design-build jobs like Jewfish Creek bridge in Key Largo. Related Links: View all economic stimulus headlines The stimulus will add some $4.7 billion in revenue for 2009-10, effectively reducing the budget cuts that had been widely
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.