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!

Kentucky chemistry...

  • At $11.30B, is the 4th largest manufacturing industry in the state
  • Is the 17th largest chemistry producing state
  • Provides 10,795 direct jobs and another 13,744 related jobs
  • Pays $927M in wages
  • Has an average wage of $85,861, 26% higher than the average manufacturing wage in Kentucky
  • Generates $227M in state & local taxes, and $297M in federal taxes
  • Invests $528M across Kentucky to build & update equipment and facilities
  • Ships $3.14B in products to customers around the world
  • Generates an additional 16,968 jobs in plastics & rubber products