North Dakota

  • Project Labor Agreements

    Adopted ABC model government-neutrality bill.

  • Prevailing Wage


  • Right to Work


  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute authorizes the use of P3s on horizontal and vertical construction projects for fee-based facilities but does not allow unsolicited bids.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Workforce 20/20 – The state funds retraining and upgrade training for businesses in the state through a grant application process. Training must be for skills that provide significant career opportunities and need substantive instruction. Union concurrence is required if the occupation is covered by a CBA. Direct training costs are reimbursed.

    New Jobs Training Program – There are incentives available under the program for businesses offering new employment opportunities to offset costs of training of new employees. The incentives are available in the form of a loan or repayable grant that is repaid using the tax withholding from the new employee wages.

  • Career and Technical Education

    69% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

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

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


Monthly Unemployment Rate in North Dakota

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: No law in place.
Public: Owner must pay prime with 45 days after receiving invoice.
Subs: 14 days after prime receives payment from prime to sub and sub to lower tiers (Public and Private).

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction


Incidence Rate in Construction (2013)

44.1 (fatal rate only).

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction


Marijuana Legalization Status

On November 8, 2016, voters approved the North Dakota Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as Initiated Statutory Measure 5, which legalized the use of medical marijuana to treat defined debilitating medical conditions, such as cancer, AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, glaucoma, and epilepsy, and developed certain procedures for regulating medical marijuana growing, dispensing, and usage.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage (2016)


Percentage of Pensions Funded


Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate


Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

1.41% - 4.31%

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