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  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021

    Meet The Commissioner

    CCNJ is pleased to present this webinar featuring a keynote presentation by NJDEP Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette.

  • Monday, October 4, 2021

    The Hal Bozarth Memorial Golf Outing

    As one of the most prominent, and well-known lobbyists in Trenton, Hal spent forty years of his life as a staunch advocate for the constituencies he represented throughout his career, including the NJ State Chamber and NJEA prior to joining CCNJ in 1980. Hal Bozarth served as CCNJ's executive director from 1983 until his death on June 12, 2016. This event, now in its fifth year, is held in his memory. 

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  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021

    New Jersey Assembly Environment Committee Unanimously Releases Advanced Recycling Bill

    The New Jersey Assembly Environment and Solid Waste committee recently held a hearing and a vote to release Assembly Bill 5803, which exempts certain plastic materials processed at advanced plastic processing facilities from State laws regulating solid waste disposal and recycling. Innovations in chemistry are now creating solutions for a strong, sustainable future by unlocking the energy in discarded plastics and enabling a more circular economy.

  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021

    Tax Incentive Bill Close To Becoming Law For Certain NJ Manufacturing Facilities

    Last week, the New Jersey Legislature moved quickly to pass numerous legislative measures, including the State Budget, as they prepare for a long summer break that will likely extend past the November Elections.  During this legislative frenzy, several energy related bills have garnered some attention as New Jersey tries to transition to and increase our production of renewable energy.  However, included in this package was legislation that, if singed by the governor, would provide some financial relief for energy cost associated with certain types of manufacturing in the state. 

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New Jersey Chemistry: Economic Impact

Over 96% of all manufactured goods are directly touched by the business of chemistry, making this industry an essential part of every facet of our nation’s economy. Chemistry provides significant economic benefits in every state.

Chemistry companies in New Jersey directly employ 43,802 people, and indirectly contribute 33,556 jobs to the economy.

Chemistry industry jobs are high-paying. The average wage of a chemistry industry employee in New Jersey is $125,997 which is 60% higher than the average manufacturing wage. The chemistry industry generates $5.5 billion in payroll, and $710 million in state and local taxes, and $1.02 billion in federal taxes.

The business of chemistry is essential to New Jersey's economy and plays a vital role in helping to solve the biggest challenges facing our state, nation and our world by driving innovations that make our lives and our world healthier, safer, more sustainable and more productive.


Total Employment 43,802 State Rank 5
Chemical Industry Average Wages $125,997 State Rank 1
Value of Output ($mil) $25,500 State Rank 9
Exports ($mill) $8,300    

Source: American Chemistry Council, 2017, New Jersey Chemical Industry Profile