Oregon

  • Project Labor Agreements

    No state policy; however, local government entities have implemented PLA requirements.

  • Prevailing Wage

    Yes; $50,000.

  • Right to Work

    No.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statutes permit P3s to establish and expand broadband and other telecommunications services. Statute authorizes P3s on transportation projects and allows for unsolicited bids on such projects.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    None that are not federally funded.

  • Career and Technical Education

    49% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

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

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

    5.5%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Oregon

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Progress payments within 14 days of invoice, final payment 7 days after completion of a project.
Public: Progress payments 30 days after invoice is received and final payment 30 days after completion of a project.
Subs:
– Public: The owner must pay sub and sub pay lower tiers within 10 days of receiving payment.
– Private: The prime must pay sub and sub must pay lower tier within 7 days.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

3.3%.

Incidence Rate in Construction (2013)

4.3

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

State plan covers private workplaces and state and local government workplaces.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

15.9%

Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal and personal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage (2016)

10.25

Percentage of Pensions Funded

81%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

1.02%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

7.6%

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

4.2%