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  • Thursday, June 27, 2024

    The Future Of Enterprise Safety Workshop: New Dates And Limited Availability

    We are delighted to announce the rescheduling of the highly anticipated "The Future of Enterprise Safety Workshop," sponsored by SafeRack. Originally planned for 2023, this exclusive event is now set to take place on October 24, 2024, in South Carolina. This workshop offers an invaluable opportunity for members of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey, especially those responsible for plant operations, maintenance, and health and safety, to advance their knowledge in workplace safety.

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    Extended Producer Responsibility In New Jersey

    Senate Bill 3398, "Packaging Product Stewardship Act," was posted for hearing only in two recent Senate Environment and Energy Committee meetings but was never heard due to time constraints. We expect the bill to be heard sometime in the fall of 2024.

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New Jersey Chemistry: Economic Impact

Unlocking the potential of chemistry is central to over 96% of all manufactured goods, cementing its status as a cornerstone of our nation's economic landscape. This dynamic industry delivers substantial economic benefits across every state.

In New Jersey, the chemical sector reigns as the largest manufacturing industry, boasting a robust $15.48 billion valuation and securing its position as the 8th largest chemistry producer nationwide.

Employing a workforce of 48,000 individuals, including professionals in pharmaceuticals and medicine manufacturing, the chemistry companies in the state provide a robust job market. Chemical manufacturers alone contribute 19,000 direct jobs, complemented by an additional 24,471 related employment opportunities.

These chemistry industry jobs offer more than just employment; they are high-paying, with an average wage of $106,822. This figure surpasses the average manufacturing wage by 15%, underlining the financial stability provided by the sector.

Contributing significantly to the state's economy, the chemistry industry generates a staggering $2.10 billion in payroll. Additionally, it plays a pivotal role in funding public services, contributing $618 million in state and local taxes, and $604 million in federal taxes.

Beyond economic contributions, the business of chemistry in New Jersey stands as a vital force addressing challenges at local, national, and global levels. Through innovation, this industry is actively shaping a future where lives are healthier, environments are safer, and our world is more sustainable and productive.


Total Employment (Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Medicine Manufacturing) 48,000    
Employment Chemical Manufacturing Only 19,000 State Rank 10
Chemical Industry Average Wages $106,882 Stae Rank 4
Value of Output ($bill) $15.48 State Rank 8
Exports ($bill) $9.24 State Rank 3

Source: NJ Department of Labor;  2023 Guide to the Business of ChemistryChemistry Matters - New Jersey Impact