West Virginia

  • Project Labor Agreements

    Adopted ABC model government-neutrality bill.

  • Prevailing Wage

    No.

  • Right to Work

    Yes.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute authorizes P3s on transportation projects and vertical construction projects associated with transportation projects. Unsolicited bids are not allowed.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 86% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $1,708,483 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2020.

  • Career and Technical Education

    99% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    West Virginia recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate

    6.1%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in West Virginia

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: No law in place.
Public: Payment must be made 60 days following an invoice.
Subs: No law in place.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

4.3%.

Incidence Rate

1.3

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

17.9%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage

8.75

Percentage of Pensions Funded

78.9%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

0.55%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

6.50%

State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)

$1,617