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!

Texas chemistry...

  • At $142.90B, is the 2nd largest manufacturing industry in the state
  • Is the 1st largest chemistry producing state
  • Provides 70,314 direct jobs and another 189,201 related jobs
  • Pays $9.22B in wages
  • Has an average wage of $131,068, 50% higher than the average manufacturing wage in Texas
  • Generates $2.17B in state & local taxes, and $3.45B in federal taxes
  • Invests $5.54B across Texas to build & update equipment and facilities
  • Ships $60.57B in products to customers around the world
  • Generates an additional 44,262 jobs in plastics & rubber products