• Project Labor Agreements

    State prohibits government-mandated project labor agreements on public construction projects.

  • 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

    Current labor supply satisfies 94% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $4,000,000 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2019.

  • Career and Technical Education

    98% 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

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

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

Legalized for medicinal 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)