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

    Current labor supply satisfies 112% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $992,164 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2019.

  • 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.

  • Job Growth Rate

    0.2%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Connecticut

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

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

3.0%.

Incidence Rate

1.4

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

State plan covers state and local government workplaces.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

22.4%

Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal use, decriminalized for personal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage

$10.10

Percentage of Pensions Funded

45.7%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

2.07%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

7.5%

State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)

$2,725