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  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Science & Risk Communication Workshop

    This workshop, hosted by Solvay USA and the Chemistry Council of New Jersey, will give attendees an opportunity to learn and share information and insight on how we as an industry can do a better job communicating science and risk.

  • Monday, October 7, 2019

    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. 

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  • Friday, June 28, 2019

    Governor Murphy's Draft Energy Master Plan: Manufacturers and Businesses Should Beware

    Governor Murphy recently unveiled the state’s Draft Energy Master Plan (“EMP”) which, when finalized, will serve as a blueprint for energy initiatives proposed for implementation in the near and long term, including the Governor’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2050. The EMP therefore adopts an aggressive goal to eliminate fossil fuels as an energy source and to transition to a new energy paradigm that focuses on renewable energy and reduced energy consumption.

  • Friday, June 28, 2019

    CCNJ Submits Comments on NJDEP Rule Proposal: PFOA/PFOS

    CCNJ submitted comments on proposed amendments to various rules focused on Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on May 31, 2019.

  • Friday, June 28, 2019

    “SRRA 2.0” Update

    Senator Bob Smith, Chair of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee, held meetings in January, February, and March 2019 to discuss stakeholders’ high priority recommended amendments to the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) and other statutes, and start drafting a bill; participants included the following:

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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.


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