• Project Labor Agreements

    Adopted ABC model government neutrality bill.

  • Prevailing Wage

    No. Prevailing wage was repealed in a 2018 signature-gathering effort.

  • Right to Work


  • 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

    Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) – Provides competitive awards for employer responsive training that enhances talent, productivity, and employment retention while increasing the quality and competitiveness of Michigan’s businesses. Training must be short-term (preferably three months or less) in duration, and lead to a credential for a skill that is transferable and recognized by the industry. Businesses must commit to retaining individuals at completion of training. New jobs created as a result of training should be filled by individuals recruited with the assistance of the local Michigan Works! Association. STTF is not to offset current tuition reimbursement programs. Eligible businesses must demonstrate a need for training that allows the business to compete, expand, and positively contribute to the state and local economy. Funding for approved classroom and apprenticeship training can be paid to the business, or to the training institution, at the completion of training. On-site training with wage reimbursement for individuals to be hired will be paid to the business, consistent with approved documentation of the eligible costs.

  • Career and Technical Education

    96% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

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

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


Monthly Unemployment Rate in Michigan

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 in Construction (2013)


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 (2016)


Percentage of Pensions Funded


Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate


Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)


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