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!

Illinois chemistry...

  • At $29.67B, is the 3rd largest manufacturing industry in the state
  • Is the 4th largest chemistry producing state
  • Provides 24,785 direct jobs and another 35,097 related jobs
  • Pays $2.36B in wages
  • Has an average wage of $95,247, 13% higher than the average manufacturing wage in Illinois
  • Generates $782M in state & local taxes, and $796M in federal taxes
  • Invests $656M across Illinois to build & update equipment and facilities
  • Ships $7.53B in products to customers around the world
  • Generates an additional 44,430 jobs in plastics & rubber products