• Project Labor Agreements

    No state policy, although some local government entities have implemented PLA mandates.

  • Prevailing Wage


  • Right to Work


  • Public-Private Partnerships

    State may solicit proposals for and enter into build-to-suit leases with an option to purchase on vertical projects. State may enter into P3s for transportation or other infrastructure projects. The state has also established the Local Government Public-Private Partnership Board to  oversee the establishment and maintenance of P3 agreements.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Bluegrass State Skills Corporation Grant-in-Aid Program – Intended to improve and promote employment opportunities for the residents of Kentucky through training grants with business and industry. The program provides up to 50% reimbursement of eligible costs to companies/consortia for approved training activities. Consortia projects, which promote collaborative training initiatives for companies that have common training needs, must be industry driven and be a partnership between business/industry, education, and government working together to maximize the effectiveness of the current and future workforce. Construction companies are likely ineligible for this program.

  • Career and Technical Education

    94% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Kentucky recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate


Monthly Unemployment Rate in Kentucky

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Owner must pay sub within 30 days of invoice.
Public: Owner must pay sub within 30 days of invoice.
Subs: For both public and private, the contractor must pay subs within 15 days of being paid by owner. Subs must pay lower tiers within 15 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

Fully illegal.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage


Percentage of Pensions Funded


Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate


Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

4% - 6%

State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)