• Project Labor Agreements

    Statute prohibits government-mandated PLAs for public and publicly-assisted construction projects.

  • Prevailing Wage


  • Right to Work


  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Authorizes all state agencies to utilize P3s on both vertical and horizontal construction projects, including education, healthcare, emergency, administrative, correctional, utility, and transportation facilities.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 32.3% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $67,296,060 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2019.

  • Career and Technical Education

    97% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Arkansas recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate


Monthly Unemployment Rate in Arkansas

Please see ABC's state-by-state construction unemployment data here.

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: No law in place.
Public: 5 days after owner and contract agree on invoice. 8% annual interest.
Subs: No law in place.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction


Incidence Rate


Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction


Marijuana Legalization Status

On November 8, 2016, voters approved the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, Issue 6, which legalized marijuana for 17 qualifying conditions, created a Medical Marijuana Commission, and allocated tax revenue to technical institutes, vocational schools, workforce training, and the General Fund. The measure became effective on November 9, 2016 but the Department of Health was given up to 120 days to adopt rules for certain provisions.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage


Percentage of Pensions Funded


Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate


Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

1% - 6.5%

State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)