Connecticut

  • Project Labor Agreements

    Statute authorizes the use of PLA mandates on state and local construction projects. Localities are explicitly permitted by Senate Bill No. 33, signed by Governor Malloy, to mandate PLAs.

  • Prevailing Wage

    Yes; $1 million for new construction.

  • Right to Work

    No.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute authorizes the use of P3s on horizontal and vertical construction projects. Unsolicited bids are not allowed.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Apprenticeship Tax Credit – The tax credit allowed per apprentice shall be the lesser of: $2 per hour multiplied by the total number of hours completed by the apprentice during a four-year qualifying apprenticeship training program; 50% of the total wages paid to the apprentice during a four-year qualifying apprenticeship training program; or $4,000. Corporations claiming this tax credit must have a registered apprenticeship training program that is: at least four years in duration; certified in accordance with regulations adopted by the Department of Labor; and registered with the Connecticut State Apprenticeship Council.

    Human Capital Investment Tax Credit – A tax credit may be applied against the tax imposed under Chapter 208 of the Connecticut General Statutes for expenditures made by a corporation for human capital investment. Human capital investment means: in-state job training of persons employed in Connecticut; work education programs in Connecticut; worker training and education of persons employed in Connecticut provided by Connecticut institutions of higher education. Expenditures associated with the “in-state job training of persons employed in Connecticut” include: training materials; direct expenses relating to training (e.g., the cost of a training instructor); course registration fees; and travel costs related to training, provided the travel is within Connecticut. Salaries, payroll taxes and fringe benefits earned by employees during training are not expenditures eligible for this tax credit.

  • Career and Technical Education

    92% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Connecticut does not recognize NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • 5-Year Average Job Growth Rate (2011-16)

    3.2%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Connecticut

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Owner must pay prime with 30 days of invoice. 1% per month interest.
Public: Owner must pay prime within 45 days of invoice. Prime must pay sub within 30 days.                                                                                                                           Subs: Must pay lower tiers within 30 days of receiving payment (Public and Private).

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

3.1%.

Incidence Rate in Construction (2013)

2.8.

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

State plan covers state and local government workplaces.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

15.9%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal use, decriminalized for personal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage (2016)

$10.10

Percentage of Pensions Funded

44%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

2%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

9%

Capital Spending % As Share of Total State Spending (2013)

6.2%