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 $517 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 537,000 skilled, good-paying jobs throughout the U.S.

Use our interactive map to see the positive impacts that chemistry has in your state!

West Virginia chemistry...

  • At $6.75B, is the 1st largest manufacturing industry in the state
  • Is the 24th largest chemistry producing state
  • Provides 6,301 direct jobs and another 7,826 related jobs
  • Pays $638M in wages
  • Has an average wage of $97,085, 43% higher than the average manufacturing wage in West Virginia
  • Generates $101M in state & local taxes, and $172M in federal taxes
  • Invests $319M across West Virginia to build & update equipment and facilities
  • Ships $1.71B in products to customers around the world
  • Generates an additional 4,202 jobs in plastics & rubber products