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  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    Plant Operations Management Workshop

    The Chemistry Council of New Jersey will host its Annual Plant Operations Management Workshop on Tuesday, December 5, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hotel, Princeton, NJ.

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    CCNJ Environment Committee

    The next CCNJ Environment Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The meeting will be hosted by Mannington Mills.

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  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    Bill Banning Treatment of Fracking Wastewater Passes New Jersey Senate

    The New Jersey Senate recently released Senate Bill No. 678, which prohibits treatment, discharge, disposal, application to roadway, or storage of wastewater, wastewater solids, sludge, drill cuttings or other byproducts from natural gas exploration or production using hydraulic fracturing, by a 31-5 vote

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    CCNJ Testifies in Opposition of Current Electric Vehicle Bill

    On October 15, 2018, the Senate Environment and Energy Committee voted 4-1 to release Senate Bill 2252. This bill would establish goals, create certain initiatives and new programs to encourage and support the use of Plug –in electric vehicles. Senator Steven Oroho was the only NO vote on the bill.

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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