New Hampshire

  • Project Labor Agreements

    No state policy and infrequent use at the local level.

  • Prevailing Wage

    No.

  • Right to Work

    No.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute allows for the use of P3’s on transportation infrastructure projects. A public-private partnership transportation infrastructure oversight commission considers and recommends potential projects to the commissioner of transportation projects that may be suitable for use of a P3. Statute allows municipalities to issue bonds or notes for economic development (vertical projects), including P3s with certain specifications. Unsolicited bids are accepted.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    New Hampshire Job Training Fund – Provides a 1:1 cash match grant, with the minimum $750 and maximum $100,000 for customized training of a company’s employees. Any grant award of $70,000 or more has to be approved by the Governor and Executive Council, which will add at least one month to the process before training can begin.Training programs include, but are not limited to: structured, on-site laboratory or classroom training; basic skills; technical skills; quality improvement; safety; management and supervision; and English as a second language. The community college system is intended to be the vendor of first choice, but if a community college does not perform the necessary training or if there is an established relationship with another training program, the community college may provide a waiver.

  • Career and Technical Education

    60% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

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

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

    2.7%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in New Hampshire

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: No law.
Public: No law.
Subs: No law.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

3.4%.

Incidence Rate in Construction (2013)

No data available.

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

9.5%

Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal use and decriminalized for personal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage (2016)

7.25

Percentage of Pensions Funded

58%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

2.03%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

8.20%

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

6.5%