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  • Wednesday, August 23, 2023

    Unlocking Opportunities: CCNJ's Exciting Fall Event Lineup

    As August comes to an end, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) is proud to announce a lineup of events that promise to engage, educate, and empower our member companies this fall. As a stalwart supporter of the chemical industry, CCNJ remains committed to fostering connections, advancing knowledge, and driving positive change. We invite you to join us in this transformative journey by attending our exciting fall events.

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2023

    2023 Lame Duck In The New Jersey Legislature Is Shaping Up To Be Both Busy And Interesting

    Once the looming legislative elections are done and the votes are counted, the New Jersey Legislature will focus their attention on the lame duck legislative session. Given that close to a quarter of the Legislature, both Senate and Assembly, are retiring we can expect that the pet projects for the retiring legislators will be front and center. We are also anticipating that some of our priority issues could see some movement in lame duck.

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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