The current recession is turning out to be severe, and Florida, with its dependence on housing, is particularly vulnerable. The most immediate help to the Florida economy will come from the federal stimulus bill. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) has a price tag estimated at $787 billion. The Florida Office of Economic Recovery estimates about $14.1 billion of these funds will flow into the state. + Image Florida's Share of Federal Stimulus Funds Most of the funds from the stimulus bill will go toward staving off education budget cuts, extending unemployment benefits and buttressing the state’s
The growing need to collect, store and analyze the huge volumes of data collected from infrastructure project stakeholders is generating a new growth area for construction-sector firms, IT vendors and professionals.