• 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. 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 allows townships to jointly own, construct, and operate free public playgrounds, but P3s are not authorized on other vertical projects. Statute authorizes P3s on transportation projects. Unsolicited bids are authorized under specified conditions for transportation projects.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    None found that are not federally funded or do not expressly exclude the construction industry.

  • Career and Technical Education

    98% of CTE high school graduates placed in colleges or careers.

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

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


Monthly Unemployment Rate in Ohio

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: No law in place.
Public: If not otherwise agreed to, the owner must pay the prime within 30 days after invoice.
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 in Construction (2013)


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 (2016)


Percentage of Pensions Funded


Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate


Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

0% (Tax on Gross Receipts)

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