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 and allows for 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, which includes tuition and registration fees, curriculum development and training materials, lease of training equipment and training space, and instructor wages and travel.

    North Dakota 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 for business expansion and/or startup. 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. Businesses must meet a number of criteria to qualify for the program, including create a minimum of five new jobs for new businesses, create a minimum of one new job for expanding businesses, and paying new employees a minimum of $10.00 per hour plus benefits.

  • Career and Technical Education

    78% 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 unless otherwise agreed.
– Private: No laws in place.
– Public: 14 days after prime receives payment from prime to sub and sub to lower tiers.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction


Incidence Rate in Construction (2013)

24.0 (Fatal rate only)

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction


Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage (2016)


Percentage of Pensions Funded


Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate


Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)


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