Massachusetts

  • Project Labor Agreements

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

  • Prevailing Wage

    Yes; no monetary threshold.

  • Right to Work

    No.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute neither expressly permits nor prohibits P3s on social infrastructure projects. P3s are authorized on some transportation projects.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 68% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $4,690,000 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2019.

  • Career and Technical Education

    81% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

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

  • Job Growth Rate

    3.6%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Massachusetts

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

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Law allows for payment requests every 30 days and approval or rejection within 15 days.
Public: Owner must pay prime within 65 days of invoice.
Subs: Prime must pay subs within 65 days of invoice (Public). Prime must pay subs within 67 days of invoice (Private).

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

3.6%.

Incidence Rate

4.2

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

16.5%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for both medical and recreational use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage

$12

Percentage of Pensions Funded

59.9%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

1.22%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

8%

State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)

$6,193