• Project Labor Agreements

    The legislature passed HB 599 in 2017. The bill restricts the ability for political subdivisions to implement discriminatory pre-bid mandates, such as hiring restrictions or arbitrary training requirements.

  • Prevailing Wage


  • Right to Work


  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute authorizes the use of P3s on horizontal and vertical construction projects. Unsolicited bids are allowed.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 77% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $10,500,000 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2023.

  • Career and Technical Education

    80% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Florida recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate


Monthly Unemployment Rate in Florida

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

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Owner must pay prime within 14 days.
Public: Owner must pay prime with 30 days after invoice.
Private: 30 days after invoice received.
Public: 10 days from prime to sub, 7 days from sub to lowers.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

State utilizes an e-verify system.

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

Legalized for medical use, decriminalized for personal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage


Percentage of Pensions Funded


Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate


Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)


State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)