• Project Labor Agreements

    Statute prohibits government-mandated PLAs on public and publicly-assisted construction projects.

  • Prevailing Wage


  • Right to Work


  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute neither permits nor prohibits P3s on vertical construction projects. Statute authorizes the use of P3s on tollway facilities. Unsolicited bids are accepted, but through a competitive bid process.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 139% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $5,235,712 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2023.

  • Career and Technical Education

    68% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    NCCER is an approved curriculum for higher education CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate


Monthly Unemployment Rate in Utah

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

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Payment must be made 45 days after invoice.
Public: Payment must be made within 60 days for progress payments and 45 days after final.
– Private: Prime must pay sub and sub must pay lower tiers within 30 days for progress payments.
– Public: Prime must pay sub and sub must pay lower tiers within 30 days for progress payments. For final payment, prime must pay sub and sub must pay lower tiers within 10 days after payment.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

Private employers with 15 or more employees must use E-Verify, though there are no enforcement mechanisms or penalties in place for noncompliance . Statute requires all public employers, public contractors, and subcontractors to use E-Verify and makes it illegal to discharge a lawful employee while retaining an unauthorized alien in the same job category. There are certain exceptions for H-2A and H-2B visa holders.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction


Incidence Rate


Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

State plan covers private workplaces and state and local workplaces.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction


Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal use.

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)