By Jeff Harrington, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tampa Bay's already-depressed construction industry just crumpled to a new low.........
Other parts of Florida's economy have begun adding jobs again: tourism, retail, health care, professional and business services; even languishing industries like manufacturing and financial services.
But construction is still mired in a "how low can you go" nosedive. Especially in Tampa Bay............
And then there's Bartoletta's pool gauge for predicting a comeback: One of his pool contractors built only 18 pools all last year. So far this year, he's already contracted for 35.
Jeff Harrington can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (727) 893-8242.