Mississippi

  • Project Labor Agreements

    Statute prohibits state or local entities from requiring a PLA without approval by the legislature.

  • Prevailing Wage

    No.

  • Right to Work

    Yes.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute authorizes the use of P3s on toll facilities, but does not permit or prohibit the use of P3s on vertical projects. Unsolicited bids are allowed.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 65% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $0 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2019.

  • Career and Technical Education

    87% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Mississippi recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate

    -1.6%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Mississippi

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Progress payments if agreed or If the contractor is not paid in full within thirty (30) calendar days from the first occurrence of one (1) of the above-mentioned events, then the final payment shall bear interest.
Public: Progress payments or within 45 days of invoice.
Subs: For public and private, prime must pay sub within 15 days of payment. No law for subs to lower tiers.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

All private employers, state contractors, and state agencies must use E-Verify. Penalties include license suspension and contract debarment.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

4.3%.

Incidence Rate

9 (fatal rate only).

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

2.3%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Decriminalized for personal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage

$7.25

Percentage of Pensions Funded

58%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

0.8%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

0% - 5%

State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)

$2,258