• Project Labor Agreements

    No state policy. However, state and local government entities have implemented PLA requirements. In 2011, the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) voted to prohibit PLA mandates on OSFC funded projects.

  • Prevailing Wage

    Yes; the threshold for new construction is $250,000. For reconstruction, enlargement, alteration, repair, remodeling, renovation, or painting, the threshold is $75,000. The threshold for new construction connected to road/bridge construction is $78,258. For reconstruction, enlargement, alteration, repair, remodeling, renovation, or painting a road/bridge, the threshold is $23,447. As a note, prevailing wage is prohibited on all K-12 school construction, the construction of county-owned hospitals and construction funded by Industrial Revenue Bonds.

  • Right to Work


  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute authorizes the use of P3s on transportation projects. Unsolicited bids are authorized under specified conditions for transportation projects.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Ohio Incumbent Workforce Voucher Program – Reimburses employers for up to 33 percent of the cost of the training (up to $4,000 per incumbent employee and/or up to $25,000 per employer) once the employer pays the full cost of the training and the employee has successfully completed the training. To be eligible, companies must operate as a for-profit entity in a state-designated targeted industry, with a facility located in Ohio that has been in continuous operation for the 12 months immediately prior to the application submittal. However, utility system construction is the only construction-related project eligible for the program.

    JobsOhio Economic Development Grant – Business in targeted industries are eligible to receive grants for certain types of investments. Grant decisions are based on a number of project factors, including but not limited to job creation, additional payroll, fixed-asset investment commitment, project return on investment, and project location.

  • Career and Technical Education

    96% of CTE high school graduates placed in colleges or careers.

    Ohio does recognize NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate


Monthly Unemployment Rate in Ohio

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: No law in place.
Public: The owner must pay the prime within 30 days after invoice unless otherwise agreed to.
Subs: For both public and private, a prime must pay the sub and the sub must pay lower tiers within 10 days of receiving payment.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

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

Legalized for medicinal use, decriminalized for personal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage


Percentage of Pensions Funded


Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate


Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

0% (Tax on Gross Receipts)

State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)