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  • Monday, October 3, 2022

    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 sixth year, is held in his memory. 

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  • Thursday, June 30, 2022

    CCNJ’s Education Foundation To Raise $20,000 For Trenton Academy’s Science Lab

    Recently, CCNJ staff met with school administrators and science teacher, Gabrielle Flora, from the Trenton 9th Grade Academy to discuss a recent post by Ms. Flora on the “Adopt A Classroom” website, seeking to raise $20,000 to help furnish a proper science lab for her students, and to ensure their ability to conduct simple science experiments, which are part of the curriculum, but in their current situation cannot be done.

  • Thursday, June 30, 2022

    Changes To The “Right To Know Act” Clears Senate Committee

    New legislation would place additional requirements on employers that are regulated under the Worker Community Right to know Act.  The bill, S-2739, sponsored by Senator Nellie Poe (D-35), was released by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee on June 13, 2022, by a vote of 4 to 1. 

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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