South Carolina

  • Project Labor Agreements

    Adopted ABC model government-neutrality bill.

  • Prevailing Wage

    No.

  • Right to Work

    Yes.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statutes authorize the use of P3s on certain Port Authority projects and allow the South Carolina Department of Transportation to enter into P3s for highway projects.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 60% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $10,988,985 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2020.

     

  • Career and Technical Education

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

    South Carolina does recognize NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate

    3.6%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in South Carolina

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Within 21 days of receipt by the owner of any pay request based upon work completed.
Public: Within 21 days of receipt by the owner of any pay request based upon work completed.
Subs: For both public and private, the prime must pay subs and subs must pay lower tiers within 7 days.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

All private and public employers must use E-Verify.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

5.1%.

Incidence Rate

2.1

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

1.1%

Marijuana Legalization Status

Low THC legal for medicinal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage

7.25

Percentage of Pensions Funded

54.3%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

0.56%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

5.00%

State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)

$4,451