District of Columbia

  • Project Labor Agreements

    The City Council strongly encourages the use of project labor agreements on publicly-funded projects exceeding $75 million. Use of PLAs will be determined by the mayor on a project-by-project basis.

  • Prevailing Wage

    Yes, covered by federal Davis-Bacon Act.

  • Right to Work

    No.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute authorizes the use of P3s on horizontal and vertical construction projects. Unsolicited bids are considered, but through a competitive bid process.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    None found that were not federally funded.

  • Career and Technical Education

    79% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    DC recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

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

    2.3%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in District of Columbia

N/A.

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: No policy.
Public: 30 calendar days, excluding legal holidays, after receipt of a proper invoice for the amount of the payment due.
Subs: Prime must pay subs within 7 days or notify them they won’t be paid within 7 days.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

N/A.

Incidence Rate in Construction (2013)

2.5.

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

10.1%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal and personal use. Not yet available in retail settings.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage (2016)

$12.50

Percentage of Pensions Funded

100%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

0.64%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

9.4%

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

N/A