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New Video Highlights U.S. Business of Chemistry

Jennifer Scott

The business of chemistry has a vital role in our lives — creating “inputs” for many of the products and technologies we rely on every day and helping to make our world healthier, safer, more sustainable, and more productive.

How does all of that happen? For those who want to learn more about the industry, you’re in luck: A new ACC video provides an overview of U.S. chemical manufacturing, how it operates, and the benefits it delivers.

Virtually all manufactured goods are touched by the business of chemistry. Key customer and end-use industries include building and construction, automotive, food production and packaging, medicines, electronics, apparel, and more.

Chemistry benefits our economy, generating hundreds of thousands of jobs and supporting millions more. Industry output supports a vast supply chain and contributes to economic activity in communities where our facilities are located – and nationwide.

From energy, transportation, and trade to R&D and Responsible Care®, the new video explains key facets of the chemistry sector and the value it delivers. ACC members are researching and advancing a host of innovative products and technologies that enable sustainability solutions.

For those who want a deeper dive, ACC’s Guide to the Business of Chemistry is a comprehensive profile of the industry and its contributions to the domestic and global economies. Our website provides access to numerous business reports, including our Chemical Industry Situation and Outlook, published semiannually.

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About the Author

Martha Gilchrist Moore is the Chief Economist and Managing Director for Economics and Statistics at the American Chemistry Council. Ms. Moore analyzes the impact of various policy initiatives and energy trends on the chemical industry. In addition, she produces forecasts for the economy and chemical industry. She also directs the Council's research on the direct and indirect economic contributions of the business of chemistry and the benefits to consumers. Ms. Moore has worked on chemical industry issues for more than 25 years and is an authority on the market dynamics for the chemical industry and its end-use customer industries. Ms. Moore holds a master's degree in economics from Indiana University and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a member of the National Association for Business Economics and the US Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) and serves on the board of the National Capital Area Chapter of USAEE.

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the multibillion-dollar business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products, technologies and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, safety and security performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy addressing major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. ACC members and chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development, and are advancing products, processes and technologies to address climate change, enhance air and water quality, and progress toward a more sustainable, circular economy.

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