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  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020

    Ecological Sustainability in Remediation

    CCNJ is pleased to present this webinar featuring leaders in site remediation. Presenters from GES will discuss ecological sustainability, the impacts of eco-assessments and the “renewed focus” by NJDEP on eco-risk and potential impacts on your remediation/land-use projects.

  • Monday, October 5, 2020

    The Hal Bozarth Memorial Golf Outing

    As one of the most prominent, and well-known lobbyists in Trenton, Hal spent almost 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. 

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    What’s that Smell? How to Manage a Next-Level Business Risk

    CCNJ is pleased to present this one-hour webinar featuring Tina Berceli-Boyle from Haley Aldrich, who will discuss how the emerging risk of odors that affect a community in today’s well-connected society can threaten facility operations and business reputations.

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  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    Michael Heltzer of BASF Corporation Elected Chairperson of the Board

    At the June 19, 2020 meeting of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey’s Board of Directors, Michael Heltzer, head of State Government Affairs for BASF Corporation, was elected chairperson, succeeding Leslie Waller, director of Chemistry, Energy & Environmental Industry, Americas for Messer Americas, who completed her term as chairperson, and will now serve as immediate past chairperson.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    Senate Environment and Energy Committee Chairman Bob Smith Introduces Recycled Content Bill

    The New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee Chairman Bob Smith recently introduced Senate Bill 2515, which establishes recycled content requirements for plastic containers, glass containers, paper carryout bags, reusable carryout bags made of plastic film, and plastic trash bags; prohibits sale of polystyrene loose fill packaging.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    CCNJ Launches Virtual Events: Government Affairs Edition & Webinars

    CCNJ, like many associations, has had to reimagine how it keeps members updated and informed regarding state and industry issues during these challenging times.  With most in-person events still prohibited, and with companies placing travel restrictions on employees, CCNJ decided to launch CCNJ Virtual Events. 

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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