Content about Recession

September 13, 2011

East Coast Lumber Co. has taken on the Ace banner and embraced hardware sales as a strategy to ride out the recession, according to an article in TCPalm.com.

Before the recession, East Coast Lumber's sales were dominated by conctractors -- about 90%, according to the article. That changed to about 50%, with the rest being consumers and DIYers. With the new Ace partnership, the company believes it is giving consumers what they're asking for.

March 29, 2011

Contractors, developers, engineers and other construction business executives are calling on state and federal lawmakers to support continued investment in Everglades restoration projects as part of an effort to create jobs in an industry that has been hit hard during Florida's prolonged economic recession.

December 14, 2010

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has revised its consumer spending forecast for the 2010 holiday season, raising it from a 2.3% increase over last year to a 3.3% growth rate.

The upward revision is due to improvement in a variety of economic indicators, the group said, including stock market gains, recent income growth and savings built up during the recession - all giving consumers the capacity to spend.     

February 14, 2008

Orlando, Fla. -- The International Builders’ Show kicked off in earnest Wednesday morning here at...

December 26, 2007

The decline in residential construction will hit bottom in the second quarter of 2008 and...