South Dakota

  • Project Labor Agreements

    Adopted ABC model government-neutrality bill.

  • Prevailing Wage


  • Right to Work


  • Public-Private Partnerships

    No statute authorizes or prohibits P3s on public construction projects.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Workforce Development Program – Will fund up to 50% of total eligible training costs for technical training. Certain employment conditions apply related to wages and benefits. The average award is $500 per trainee. Funding can be provided for new and current employees. Hard, soft and basic academic skills are eligible.

  • Career and Technical Education

    97% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    South Dakota does not recognize NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate


Monthly Unemployment Rate in South Dakota

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: No law in place.
Public: Payment must be made within 45 days after receipt and written acceptance of property or services and receipt of the invoice, unless otherwise agreed.
– Private: No law in place.
– Public: The prime must pay sub and the sub must pay the lower tiers within 30 days.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction


Incidence Rate

No data available.

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction


Marijuana Legalization Status

Fully illegal.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage


Percentage of Pensions Funded


Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate


Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)


State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)