Florida

  • 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

    No.

  • Right to Work

    Yes.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

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

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Quick Response Training Program – An employer-driven training program designed to assist new value-added businesses and provide existing Florida businesses the necessary training for expansion. A state educational facility — community college, area technical center, school district or university — is available to assist with application and program development or delivery. The educational facility will also serve as fiscal agent for the project. The company may use in-house training, outside vendor training programs or the local educational entity to provide training.

  • Career and Technical Education

    82% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Florida recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

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

    7.3%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Florida

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

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

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

State Personnel System agencies use E-Verify as part of the I-9 process to verify the work eligibility of all new hires. Also, all agencies under the direction of the Governor require that contractors utilize the E-Verify system. Private businesses are not obligated, but encouraged to use E-Verify.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

4.5%.

Incidence Rate in Construction (2013)

10.4 (fatal rate only).

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

3.1%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

On November 8, 2016, voters approved the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, which legalizes medical marijuana for individuals with specific debilitating diseases or comparable debilitating conditions as determined by a licensed state physician. The Department of Health will be required to regulate marijuana production and distribution centers and issue identification cards for patients and caregivers.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage (2016)

$8.10

Percentage of Pensions Funded

79%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

1.05%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

5.5%

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

6.5%