• Project Labor Agreements

    Adopted ABC model government-neutrality bill.

  • Prevailing Wage

    Yes; $75,000. Reforms have also been made to the determination process to more accurately reflect market wages.

  • Right to Work


  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute authorizes the use of P3s on certain transportation projects and transportation related facilities, but otherwise does not permit or prohibit the use of P3s on vertical projects. Unsolicited bids are allowed on certain types of projects.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 175% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $36,874,051 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2023.

  • Career and Technical Education

    80% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Missouri recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate


Monthly Unemployment Rate in Missouri

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

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: As agreed to in contract.
Public: A public owner shall make progress payments to the contractor on at least a monthly basis as the work progresses. Final payment 30 days after final invoice.
– Private: As agreed to in contract.
– Public: Payment to subcontractors and material suppliers within fifteen days after receipt of payment under the public construction contract.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

Statute requires all public employers, businesses with a state contract or grant in excess of $5,000 or any business receiving a state-administered or subsidized tax credit, tax abatement or loan to use E-Verify.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction


Incidence Rate


Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction


Marijuana Legalization Status

Medical and decriminalized for personal 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)