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2023 Guide to the Business of Chemistry 

The Guide to the Business of Chemistry provides valuable insight into the state of our industry and how it is interwoven with the economy and our everyday lives.

Our industry supports a vast supply chain and creates economic activity across the country. With $639 billion worth of shipments in 2022, the United States accounts for 11% of the world’s total chemical production. American chemistry comprises 1.1% of US GDP and provides more than half a million jobs, with average pay of more than $92,000 per year. For every chemistry industry job, more than six jobs are supported elsewhere in the economy.

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

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