• 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


  • 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 51% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $85,783,488 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2023.

  • Career and Technical Education

    79% 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


Monthly Unemployment Rate in Texas

Please see ABC's state-by-state construction unemployment data here.

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.
– 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


Incidence Rate


Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction


Marijuana Legalization Status

Low THC marijuana legal for medicinal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage


Percentage of Pensions Funded


Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate


Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

0% (Tax on Gross Receipts)

State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)