• Project Labor Agreements

    Adopted ABC model government neutrality bill. However, the legislature has targeted the Fair and Open Competition Act for repeal in 2024.

  • Prevailing Wage

    All state projects above $28,048 (the state bidding threshold) are subject to prevailing wage.

    The state’s prevailing wage was repealed in 2018 following a signature gathering effort that forced the legislature to consider issue. However, in 2022, Governor Gretchen Whitmer reinstated prevailing wage on construction projects via a legally questionable executive order. Courts upheld a challenge to the Governor’s order, ruling the statewide imposition of prevailing wage invalid, but expressly permitted municipalities to impose their own prevailing wage mandates. This was followed by full codification by the legislature in 2023 of their statewide prevailing wage policy.

  • Right to Work

    The Michigan Right to Work policy was repealed in 2023, to take effect in March 2024.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute allows the Metro Transportation Authority to contract with government or private sector entities on certain vertical and horizontal projects. There is no broad P3 authorizing statute for vertical or horizontal projects.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 150% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $195,644,206 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2023.

  • Career and Technical Education

    37% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

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

  • Job Growth Rate


Monthly Unemployment Rate in Michigan

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

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: No law in place.
Public: Owner must pay prime within 30 days of approved invoice or fifteen days after the public agency has received the funds.
Subs: No law in place.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

State DHS and DOT contractors and subcontractors for construction, maintenance and engineering services are required to use E-Verify. DOT contractors may be subject to a state audit to ensure E-Verify use.

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 legalized for both medical and recreational 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)