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

    Current labor supply satisfies 125% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $20,000,000 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2019.

  • Career and Technical Education

    89% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Florida recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate

    6.9%.

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.
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 utilizes an e-verify system.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

5.3%.

Incidence Rate

N/A.

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

3.4%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medical use, decriminalized for personal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage

$8.46

Percentage of Pensions Funded

79.3%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

0.98%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

5.5%

State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)

$13,831