Florida builders see sunlight again for the future
August 09, 2012
After years of difficulty, the Sunshine State is getting a taste of the good life in terms of construction. The Tampa Bay Times reported that job growth in the area was up nearly 25 percent for the first quarter, one of its strongest periods since last year.
The Florida Department of Commerce (FDC) reported that the industry should plan on seeing quarterly increases of around 5 percent or less for the next 10 years, the Times wrote. The number of housing starts and overall projects will rise steadily through that period, if the FDC's projection is correct.
Bay News 9 reported that this optimism should affect contractors and construction companies alike. Spurring on this surge is the steadily mounting population of the state, anticipated to increase by 600,000 people by 2015, which will dramatically boost the demand for housing structures. Construction management software can help an organization balance a number of projects at once, keeping them competitive and on-task during periods of high demand such as anticipated here, as well as stabilizing a businesses should this surge flatten.