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  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    Message From CCNJ Executive Director Dennis Hart

    I wanted to let you know that the Chemistry Council of New Jersey is here for you.  The CCNJ staff are working from home in response to Governor Murphy Executive Orders, but rest assured that all our office functions are working properly. 

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    The Business Of Chemistry: Essential To New Jersey’s Economy and Recovery

    Earlier this month, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey and its more than 100 member companies expressed their gratitude to the Murphy Administration, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for identifying  the U.S. chemical industry and its workers as Essential Critical Infrastructure. Even before this designation, our member companies have been working around the clock to help the State of New Jersey in its COVID-19 preparedness response and mitigation efforts.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    Covid-19 Changes How The New Jersey Legislature Operates During Challenging Times

    Given that New Jersey is facing a crisis due to COVID-19, the New Jersey Legislature faces its own challenges in having 80 Assembly members and 40 Senators meeting in the New Jersey State House. For the first time, since the New Jersey Legislature adopted it’s current 40 district make-up, the entire New Jersey Assembly met on a remote basis where most members were not in the Trenton Assembly Chambers and voted via the telephone. The public was still able to listen to this historic meeting via the internet.

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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