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  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024

    Spring Golf Outing | April 30, 2024

    The Spring Golf Outing will take place following the 39th Annual Conference at the Blue Heron Pines  Golf Course at 2:00PM

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024

    The Future of Enterprise Safety

    The Future of Enterprise Safety Workshop" sponsored by SafeRack is postponed until 2024.


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  • Thursday, March 28, 2024

    CCNJ Files Amicus Curiae Brief In Environmental Justice Regulations Case

    The Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) has taken a significant step in the ongoing legal battle over New Jersey's Environmental Justice Regulations. On March 11, 2024, CCNJ filed motions to submit a brief as amicus curiae in support of Appellants, the New Jersey Chapter of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) and Engineering Labor-Employer Cooperative Local 825 (ELEC).

  • Thursday, March 28, 2024

    Exciting Insights And Networking Opportunities Await At 39th Annual Conference

    As CCNJ prepares to host its 39th Annual Conference on April 29-30, 2024, presented by GEI Consultants & Langan, at The Ocean Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, the stage is set for an event that promises to be both enlightening and engaging. With a lineup of esteemed speakers and a diverse range of topics, this year's conference is shaping up to be a must-attend event for professionals in the chemical industry.

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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