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The Economic Benefits of the U.S. Polyurethanes Industry 2019 

The contributions of the polyurethanes industry to the U.S. economy are numerous. The polyurethanes industry generates upstream jobs in direct supplier industries and even more in expenditure-induced employment. Nearly five jobs are created for each job in the U.S. polyurethanes industry. This is known as the multiplier effect, where the spending activity generated by an industry is used to support other industries and jobs through purchases of supplies, equipment, services, etc. and wages to employees which are spent on consumer goods and services, housing, etc.

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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $486 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is among the largest exporters in the nation, accounting for ten percent of all U.S. goods exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.

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