• Project Labor Agreements

    Statute prohibits government-mandated PLAs on public and publicly-assisted construction projects.

  • Prevailing Wage

    Yes; $25,000.

  • Right to Work


  • Public-Private Partnerships

    No statute authorizes or prohibits P3s on public projects.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 94% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $14,794,696 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2023.

  • Career and Technical Education

    76% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

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

  • Job Growth Rate


Monthly Unemployment Rate in Montana

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

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Invoices deemed approved after 21 days unless alternate disclosed in bid docs. Payment is due 7 days after approval unless alternate disclosed in the bid docs.
Public: 30 days after the invoice is delivered or labor/materials are provided.
Subs: For private and public, prime to subs and subs to lower tiers within 7 days of an invoice.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

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

Fully legal.

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)