Georgia

  • Project Labor Agreements

    Adopted ABC model government-neutrality bill.

  • Prevailing Wage

    No.

  • Right to Work

    Yes.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute authorizes the use of P3s on social infrastructure, horizontal and water and utility infrastructure projects. Unsolicited bids are considered, but through a competitive bid process.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Work-Based Learning – provides students the opportunity to receive credit while working in an environment related to their career pathway. Contractors in collaboration with construction instructors, and work base coordinators, can hire youth apprentices to work during school or over the summer. Dual enrollment is available for high school students to help fulfill full trade requirements in as little as two years after high school graduation.

    On the Job Training Salary Reimbursement – a local workforce development program designed to subsidize the cost of training new employees. Employers are reimbursed up to 75% of wages for up to six months. There is no out of cost expenses for contractors to become a participating employer. Includes federal funds.

  • Career and Technical Education

    95% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Georgia recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

     

  • Job Growth Rate

    12.2%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Georgia

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Owner pay prime within 15 days of receipt, unless otherwise contractually agreed.
Public: Owner pay prime within 15 days of receipt, unless otherwise contractually agreed.
Subs: 10 days after payment, including subs to lower tiers (Public and Private), unless otherwise contractually agreed.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

Law requires all private businesses with more than 10 full-time employees to use E-Verify. Public employers, contractors, and subcontractors are also required to use E-verify.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

3.5%.

Incidence Rate

2.8.

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

5.9%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Fully illegal.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage

7.25

Percentage of Pensions Funded

76%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

0.93%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

6%

State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)

6,237