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New Video Highlights U.S. Business of Chemistry

Scott Jensen

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’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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