Partnership: Potential prevailing wage expansion agreement a “worst-case scenario”

An agreement in the works among state lawmakers to expand the state’s prevailing wage requirement to private development projects receiving public support would threaten development in the region. The Partnership’s position: An expanded prevailing wage would make it harder for more complex, challenging projects to move forward because it would require higher wages on private projects that cross the 30% threshold for public support. The result: the value of incentives granted to the projects would be cancelled out.