• Project Labor Agreements

    No state policy and infrequent local use.

  • Prevailing Wage

    Yes; no monetary threshold.

  • Right to Work


  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute allows the Department of Corrections to enter into P3s to construct state prisons, but they prohibit local government entities from entering into P3s to construct other corrections facilities. No other statute permits or prohibits government entities from entering into P3s.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Nebraska Worker Training Program Grants – Designed to support the retraining and upgrading of existing workers, currently employed in, or being training for, high quality, long term jobs that enhance business productivity. Grants are directed to paying tuition and fees, preferably to established, certified, accredited, licensed Nebraska Training Providers.

  • Career and Technical Education

    97% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Nebraska recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

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

    4.1% (Combined construction and extraction).

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Nebraska

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: No law in place.
Public: Each agency shall make payment in full for all goods delivered or services rendered on or before the 45th calendar day after the date of receipt.
Subs: No law in place.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

All private employers seeking contractors with public employers and all public contractors and/or their subcontractors need to verify the legal work status of new employees using the E-Verify. Incentives are available for private employers using E-Verify but there is no requirement for private businesses.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction


Incidence Rate in Construction (2013)


Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction


Marijuana Legalization Status

Decriminalized for personal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage (2016)


Percentage of Pensions Funded


Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate


Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

5.58% - 7.81%

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