Maine

  • Project Labor Agreements

    No state policy and infrequent use at the local level.

  • Prevailing Wage

    Yes; $50,000.

  • Right to Work

    No.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute neither expressly permits nor prohibits P3s on social infrastructure projects. P3s are authorized on certain transportation projects under specified conditions.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 119% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $9,105,140 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.

    Maine recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate

    2.4%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Maine

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Owner must pay prime 30 days after final acceptance.
Public: Owner must pay prime 30 days after final acceptance.
Subs: For both public and private, prime must pay sub within 30 days. Sub must pay lower tier within 30 days.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

3.8%.

Incidence Rate

5.1.

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

State plan covers state and local government workplaces.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

0.0%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Fully legal following a 2016 ballot initiative. However, legalization is in limbo following Gov. LePage's veto of an Oct. 2017 bill that set forth the regulatory structure for the recreational marijuana industry.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage

$12

Percentage of Pensions Funded

81.9%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

1.35%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

3.5% - 8.93%

State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)

$712