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

    Maine Apprenticeship Program – Helps mobilize Maine’s workforce with structured, on-the-job learning in traditional industries such as construction and manufacturing, as well as emerging industries such as health care and energy. The program assists in setting up structured, yet flexible training programs designed to meet needs of Maine employers and can be sponsored by employers, employer associations, or labor/management groups that can hire and train. MAP may reimburse up to 50% of an Apprentice’s tuition costs (Pays up to 50% of the cost of related instruction classes and registers your program for federal purposes).

  • Career and Technical Education

    91% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Maine recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • 5-Year Average Job Growth Rate (2011-16)

    -0.4%.

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 in Construction (2013)

4.2.

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

State plan covers state and local government workplaces.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

5.7%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal use, decriminalized for personal use.

On November 8, 2016, voters approved the Maine Marijuana Legalization Measure, also known as Question 1, which will legalize recreational marijuana for adults over the age of 21. Opponents may seek a recount of the election results.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage (2016)

7.5

Percentage of Pensions Funded

81%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

1.20%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

3.5% - 8.93%

Capital Spending % As Share of Total State Spending (2013)

4.8%