• 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

    Current labor supply satisfies 67% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $8,425,309 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2023.

  • Career and Technical Education

    84% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Nebraska recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate

    2.7% (Combined construction and extraction).

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Nebraska

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

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private and local governments: 30 days after receipt of payment request made pursuant to the contract.
Public (state only): 45 days after invoice or receipt of services whichever is later. Highway construction:final payments 60 days after project is tentatively accepted.

– Private and local governments: 10 days after payment.
– Public (state only): No laws 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


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


Percentage of Pensions Funded


Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate


Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)


State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)