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Chemical Manufacturing

A Key Supplier to Georgia’s Robust Manufacturing Industry

Why Georgia for Chemicals

  • Strong manufacturing and construction industries
  • Well-developed R&D market
  • Highly-skilled workers
  • Renowned workforce training program
  • Excellent accessibility to market
  • Business-friendly environment

Solvay Confirms Plans to Create Largest North American Production Facility for Electric Vehicle Materials

Solvay confirms its plans to build a new battery-grade PVDF facility in Augusta, Georgia. With more than half of U.S. car sales projected to be electric by 2030, the U.S. produced PVDF - a thermoplastic fluoropolymer - will allow supply for the rapidly growing needs of U.S. domestic energy storage markets. The new operations will provide material for more than 5 million EV batteries per year at full capacity and create hundreds of jobs throughout the value chain.

Source: “Solvay Confirms Plans to Create Largest North American Production Facility for Electric Vehicle Materials” Solvay Press Release, 11.2.2023

Georgia Leads


Chemical Mfg. locations in Georgia

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State for Growth in # of Professionals

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Chemical Manufacturing GRP

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Industry Snapshot

Despite the chemical manufacturing industry’s recent resurgence at the national level, this industry has long been a constant in Georgia's economy. Chemical manufacturers seeking to expand or locate in Georgia can rely on the state’s robust and growing manufacturing and construction industries to drive demand for their products.

Additionally, the varied composition of the state's chemical manufacturing industry gives existing and potential facilities ample room to grow.

Top sectors include:

  • Other Chemical Products and Preparation
  • Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial and Synthetic Fibers
  • Soap & Cleaning Compounds



Chemical Manufacturing Industry Jobs

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Anticipated Growth 2023 - 2033

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Median Hourly Earnings

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Explore Your Workforce

Discover your community's readiness for chemical manufacturing by exploring existing industry-related talent close to home.

Quality Talent for Less

Georgia is known for its high-quality affordable workforce. Wage rates in the state typically fall below the national average, particularly in manufacturing occupations. The state’s chemical manufacturing wages are no exception.

  • Projected growth of 16% in chemical manufacturing industry workers over the next decade compared to 7% nationally
  • Median hourly earnings of $20.49 compared to $21.58 nationally (based on top 15 chemical industry staffing pattern occupations)

Top Employers

Georgia's chemical manufacturers produce diverse products - from pharmaceuticals and inorganic compounds to paints and fertilizers.

  • Basic Chemicals: BASF (1,140), SNF Inc. (1,000)
  • Resin, Synthetic Rubber & Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments: Aquafil USA Inc. (413), FiberVisions Corp. (325)
  • Paint, Coating & Adhesives: Plaid Enterprises (530), Sherwin-Williams (370)
  • Pesticide, Fertilizer & Other Agricultural Chemicals: Nutrien (450), ADAMA (120)
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medicine: Boehringer-Ingelheim (1,313), Takeda (1,000)
  • Soap, Cleaning Component & Toilet Preparation: Clorox (250), Zep Inc. (200)

Industry Support


Chemical Mfg. Related Grads. (2018-2022)

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Leading Workforce Training Program

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Technical Colleges

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The People and Support Needed to Succeed

Georgia's high concentration of degree-seeking students and top-tier colleges and universities make the state one of the country’s richest in top-level talent. These institutions also offer companies access to cutting-edge research and development partnerships.

Chemical Manufacturing Industry Overview

Chemical Manufacturing in Georgia