West Virginia

  • Project Labor Agreements

    Adopted ABC model government-neutrality bill.

  • Prevailing Wage


  • Right to Work


  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute authorizes P3s on transportation projects and vertical construction projects associated with transportation projects. Statute neither permits nor prohibits P3s on other vertical construction projects. Unsolicited bids are not allowed.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Governor’s Guaranteed Workforce Program: Small Business Workforce Awards – Can provide reimbursement for up to 75% percent or $5,000 of training costs.

    Apprenticeship Training Tax Credits – Employers may claim a tax credit for hiring apprentices in the construction trades. The credit may not exceed $1000 or 50 percent of the actual wages paid in the tax year for the apprenticeship.

  • Career and Technical Education

    98% 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


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


Incidence Rate


Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

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)