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!

Tennessee chemistry...

  • At $15.02B, is the 3rd largest manufacturing industry in the state
  • Is the 9th largest chemistry producing state
  • Provides 24,198 direct jobs and another 29,133 related jobs
  • Pays $2.24B in wages
  • Has an average wage of $92,685, 35% higher than the average manufacturing wage in Tennessee
  • Generates $313M in state & local taxes, and $469M in federal taxes
  • Invests $518M across Tennessee to build & update equipment and facilities
  • Ships $4.28B in products to customers around the world
  • Generates an additional 25,281 jobs in plastics & rubber products