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

    Current labor supply satisfies 91% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $18,099,229 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2019.

  • Career and Technical Education

    96% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Georgia recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

     

  • Job Growth Rate

    4.9%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Georgia

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

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

4.1%.

Incidence Rate

2.0.

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

4.6%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Fully illegal.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage

$5.15

Percentage of Pensions Funded

79.2%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

0.91%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

5.75%

State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)

$8,001.