It's a "good news, bad news" story that accompanies economic forecasts for the Tampa Bay area.
The good news: Revenue growth among the top 75 privately held companies in the Tampa Bay area is in double- and triple-digit territory.
The bad news: Higher oil prices, soft growth in manufacturing output and capacity constraints in the technology sector could put a damper on the party.
Those factors and a modest rise during the past several months in real average hourly wage gains point to a slowdown in consumer spending.
Public-sector spending is another matter.
Billions of dollars in public money is going into schools, highways, hospitals and other public facilities, and have …