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

    Jobs Tax Credit – Mississippi companies receive a corporate income tax credit for creating jobs. These credits are equal to a percentage of payroll for each newly created job. Companies can either use the Jobs Tax Credit, which ranges from 2.5 percent to 10 percent of payroll for each newly created job, or they can opt to monetize that credit in the form of a Job Training Grant to directly reduce their workforce training costs.

  • Career and Technical Education

    88% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Mississippi recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

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

    -0.2%.

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 in Construction (2013)

22.% (fatal rate only).

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

6.8%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Decriminalized for personal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage (2016)

7.25

Percentage of Pensions Funded

62%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

0.65%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

3% - 5%

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

5.9%