• Project Labor Agreements

    No state policy; however, some local government entities have implemented PLA mandates.

  • Prevailing Wage

    No prevailing wage for local or municipal (villages, towns, cities, school districts) projects. For state projects, prevailing wage threshold is $48,000 for single-trade public works projects, and $100,000 for multi-trade public works projects.

  • 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.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Workforce Training Grants – Aids businesses in workforce retention and expansion into new markets and technology. The program provides grant funds to businesses to upgrade or improve the job-related skills of a business’s full-time positions. Grant funds may be approved for eligible training provided to existing and new employees in full-time jobs. Routine training is ineligible. Training shall be related to a specific project. The program incents job training that focuses on new technology, industrial skills, or manufacturing processes and is not available through other resources. Certain wage and benefits requirements apply. Grant is 50% of eligible training costs, up to $5,000 per full-time position trained. The maximum award is $200,000.

    Fast Forward Grant Program – A $15 million grant program available to support employer-led worker training. The training cannot replace existing, routine operational training and must solve a documented skills need not addressed through an existing education or training program. It also must be repeatable, portable and scalable.

  • Career and Technical Education

    96% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Wisconsin does not recognize NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • 5-Year Average Job Growth Rate (2011-16)


Monthly Unemployment Rate in Wisconsin

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: No law in place.
Public: Payment must be made 30 days after invoice or receipt of services, whichever is later.
Subs: Prime must pay subs and subs must pay lower tiers 7 days following payment.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction


Incidence Rate in Construction (2013)


Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction


Marijuana Legalization Status

Fully illegal.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage (2016)


Percentage of Pensions Funded


Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate


Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)


Capital Spending % As Share of Total State Spending (2013)