Chemistry in the States

With nearly all manufactured goods being touched by the business of chemistry, our industry is important in some facet to every state in our country. The business of chemistry is a $639 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation’s economy. Supporting more than 25 percent of the U.S. GDP, chemistry is one of the nation’s largest manufacturing sectors, and the chemistry sector provides 555,000 skilled, good-paying jobs throughout the U.S.

Use our interactive map to see the positive impacts that chemistry has in your state!

Iowa chemistry...

  • At $24.26B, is the 2nd largest manufacturing industry in the state
  • Is the 5th largest chemistry producing state
  • Provides 8,065 direct jobs and another 12,830 related jobs
  • Pays $697M in wages
  • Has an average wage of $86,426, 25% higher than the average manufacturing wage in Iowa
  • Generates $553M in state & local taxes, and $619M in federal taxes
  • Invests $1.39B across Iowa to build & update equipment and facilities
  • Ships $2.42B in products to customers around the world
  • Generates an additional 12,182 jobs in plastics & rubber products