Texas

  • Project Labor Agreements

    Statute prohibits government mandated PLAs on state projects, including the issuance of debt by the state for the construction of public school facilities.

  • Prevailing Wage

    Yes; no monetary threshold.

  • Right to Work

    Yes.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute authorizes the use of P3s on horizontal and vertical construction projects. Unsolicited bids are accepted, but through a competitive bid process.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 56% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $82,157,702 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2020.

  • Career and Technical Education

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

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

  • Job Growth Rate

    3.7%

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Texas

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Payment must be made no later than the 35th day after the date the owner receives the request.
Public: Payment must be made 31 days after invoice.
Subs:
– Private: The prime must pay subs and subs must pay lower tiers within 7 days.
– Public: The prime must pay sub and sub must pay prime within 10 days.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

Statute requires state agencies, contractors, and institutions of higher education to use E-Verify.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

8.6%.

Incidence Rate

1.5

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

3.0%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Low THC marijuana legal for medicinal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage

7.25

Percentage of Pensions Funded

76.1%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

1.69%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

0% (Tax on Gross Receipts)

State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)

$36,535