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  • Friday, May 28, 2021

    CCNJ Returns To Atlantic City For Annual Conference In October

    In less than 150 days, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey will meet, once again in person, for our 36th Annual Conference. The conference take place on Monday, October 25 and Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at The Ocean Resort in Atlantic City, NJ.

  • Friday, May 28, 2021

    New Renewable Energy Bills Are Released By Senate Environment Committee

    Two new bills related to renewable energy have been released by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee on May 11, 2021.   The legislation could have major impacts on the New Jersey energy market, including the likelihood of higher energy rates moving forward.  

  • Friday, May 28, 2021

    NJDEP Publishes Rule Adoption Of Soil Remediation Standards

    On May 17, 2021, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Site Remediation & Waste Management Program published a Soil Remediation Standards (SRS) rule adoption in the New Jersey Register. The NJDEP adopted its April 6, 2020 SRS rule proposal with non-substantial changes only, and a courtesy copy of the adopted rule is posted here. Also on May 17, 2021, the NJDEP blasted a listserv with links and more information.

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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.

Snapshot

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