• Project Labor Agreements

    Abercrombie administration directive encourages state agencies to require PLAs on state projects over $25 million.

  • Prevailing Wage

    Yes; $2,000. Non-profit bidders on experimental and demonstration housing projects are only covered for projects over $500,000.

  • Right to Work


  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute authorizes certain government entities to consider strategies that include private sector investment, but no statute authorizes government entities to engage in P3s.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 87% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $9,490,736 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2023.

  • Career and Technical Education

    82% of CTE postsecondary students earned a credential and/or continued on to a career.

    Hawaii does not recognize NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate


Monthly Unemployment Rate in Hawaii

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

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Owner to prime not in law.
Public: Owner to prime 30 days after invoice.
– Private: Prime must pay sub within 10 days of receiving owner’s payment or getting subs receipt, whichever is later.
– Public: Prime to sub, 10 days; sub to lower tier, 60 days.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction


Incidence Rate


Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

State plan covers private workplaces and state and local government workplaces.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction


Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal 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)