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!

Louisiana chemistry...

  • At $65.21B, is the 2nd largest manufacturing industry in the state
  • Is the 2nd largest chemistry producing state
  • Provides 26,504 direct jobs and another 44,727 related jobs
  • Pays $3.49B in wages
  • Has an average wage of $131,512, 55% higher than the average manufacturing wage in Louisiana
  • Generates $1.17B in state & local taxes, and $1.53B in federal taxes
  • Invests $3.57B across Louisiana to build & update equipment and facilities
  • Ships $13.17B in products to customers around the world
  • Generates an additional 4,424 jobs in plastics & rubber products