PA Receives Poor Marks on Merit Shop Scorecard

ABC National released its annual Merit Shop Scorecard this week, ranking Pennsylvania as a state with a poor business environment for merit shop construction contractors. With an overall ranking of 36, Pennsylvania rated low based on state laws, policies and programs related to open competition and a free enterprise approach to the construction sector.

Pennsylvania’s 2019 Scorecard:

Overall Rank: 36

Project Labor Agreement Policy: D

Prevailing Wage Mandates: D

Right-to-Work: F

Public-Private Partnerships: B

Construction Job Growth: C

Workforce Development Incentives: C

Career and Technical Education: A


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Suburban Philadelphia:

ABC East Norriton Office
430 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, Pa 19403 – map
(610) 279-6666

Harleysville Training Center
1500 Gehman Road
Harleysville, Pa 19438 – map

Lehigh Valley:

894 Marcon Boulevard
Suite 110
Allentown, Pa 18109 – map
(610) 821-9686