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!

South Carolina chemistry...

  • At $13.78B, is the 2nd largest manufacturing industry in the state
  • Is the 12th largest chemistry producing state
  • Provides 17,545 direct jobs and another 20,480 related jobs
  • Pays $1.45B in wages
  • Has an average wage of $82,743, 23% higher than the average manufacturing wage in South Carolina
  • Generates $260M in state & local taxes, and $355M in federal taxes
  • Invests $413M across South Carolina to build & update equipment and facilities
  • Ships $4.02B in products to customers around the world
  • Generates an additional 25,369 jobs in plastics & rubber products