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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” bainbridgega.com, 7.24.2020

Georgia Leads

873

Chemical mfg. locations in Georgia

Georgia Department of Labor 2020 Annual

23,332

Chemical Manufacturing Industry Jobs

EMSI, 3rd Q 2021

16%

Anticipated growth 2021 - 2031

EMSI, 3rd Q 2021

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
  • Paint, Coating and Adhesive Manufacturing
  • Soap, Cleaning Compound & Toilet Preparation

Workforce

417+k

Georgia Workers in Relevant Occupations

EMSI, 3rd Q 2021

#4

State for Chemical Manufacturing Growth

EMSI 2021.3Q (Absolute Job Growth 2021 to 2031)

$17.62

Median Hourly Earnings

EMSI, 3Q 2021

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 5% nationally
  • Median hourly earnings of $17.62 compared to $20.09 nationally (based on top 17 chemical industry staffing pattern occupations)

Georgia offers an ample supply of skilled employees with a variety of technical backgrounds. In addition to the 23,332 workers directly employed in chemical manufacturing, there are more than 417,000 Georgians with industry relevant skill-sets.

Top Employers

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

  • Basic Chemicals: SNF Inc. (1,000), BASF (970)
  • Resin, Synthetic Rubber & Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments: FiberVisions Corp. (310), Aquafil USA Inc. (300)
  • 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 (1,333), Takeda (1,000)
  • Soap, Cleaning Component & Toilet Preparation: Clorox (250), Zep Inc. (200),

Industry Support

88k

Chemical Mfg. Related Grads. (2016-2020)

IPEDS, 2020

#1

Leading Workforce Training Program

Area Development, 2021

22

Technical Colleges

TCSG, 2021

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