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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 online seminar featuring Tina Berceli-Boyle and Denny Lerch, P.E.
    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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  • Monday, August 17, 2020

    CCNJ:  A Steady Advocate for New Jersey’s Chemistry Industry in Unsteady Times

    Dear Colleagues:
    I hope this message finds you well as we face the ongoing challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic.  It is because of these unusual circumstances that I want to state at the outset that the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) remains a member-centric organization focused on capably advocating for its members and the business of chemistry. 

  • Monday, August 17, 2020

    CCNJ Seeks Amendments to Environmental Justice Legislation

    While the Chemistry Council of New Jersey agrees that there needs to be an open dialogue and cooperation between manufacturing facilities and the communities in which they operate, we are concerned that the latest versions of Senate Bill 232 and Assembly Bill 2212 lack the flexibility in the permitting process that business need to operate and expand in New Jersey. 

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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