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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

Bainbridge Welcomes Disinfectant Product Manufacturer Paerosol Global Partners (PGP)

"PGP is committed to making a difference in the quality of people’s lives. We are looking forward to building our new facility in Bainbridge, Georgia. The community has welcomed us with open arms, making our decision to choose Georgia over any other part of the nation a seamless process for us. The professionalism, infrastructure, and cooperation we have experienced provides us the ability to create a thriving business and, in turn, contribute to this burgeoning community by way of job production and access to our technology in local schools, hospitals, and all places of gathering to help ensure safety against existing and emerging pathogens.”

David Pobiak, Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Sales, PGP

Source: “Paerosol Global Partners’ $17 Million Expansion to Georgia Will Create 140 Jobs in Bainbridge”, 7.24.2020

Georgia Leads


Chemical mfg. locations in Georgia

Georgia Department of Labor 2021 Annual


Average Earnings Per Job

Lightcast, 3rd Q 2022


Chemical Manufacturing GRP

Lightcast, 3rd Q 2022

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
  • Soap & Cleaning Compounds
  • Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial and Synthetic Fibers



Chemical Manufacturing Industry Jobs

Lightcast, 3rd Q 2022


Anticipated Growth 2022 - 2032

Lightcast, 3rd Q 2022


Median Hourly Earnings

Lightcast, 3Q 2022

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 12% in chemical manufacturing industry workers over the next decade compared to 5% nationally
  • Median hourly earnings of $18.10 compared to $23.24 nationally (based on top 17 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 (330)
  • Pesticide, Fertilizer & Other Agricultural Chemicals: Nutrien (450), ADAMA (120)
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medicine: Alcon (1,700), Boehringer-Ingelheim (1,313), Takeda (1,000)
  • Soap, Cleaning Component & Toilet Preparation: Clorox (250), Zep Inc. (200)

Industry Support


Chemical Mfg. Related Grads. (2016-2020)

IPEDS, 2020


Leading Workforce Training Program

Area Development, 2022


Technical Colleges

TCSG, 2022

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