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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

Manus Bio Invests in Georgia’s Bioeconomy

“We look forward to manufacturing our ingredients in Georgia and contributing to the State’s bioeconomy. In particular, we are impressed by the talented employees and are appreciative of the strong support we have received from the local and state government.”

Dr. Ajikumar Parayil, Founder and CEO, Manus Bio Source: “Manus Bio Inc. to Open Manufacturing Facility in Augusta,” Governor’s Office Press Release, 7.3.2018

Georgia Leads


Chemical Manufacturing Locations

Georgia Power C&ED Industry Database, 2018


Chemical Manufacturing Industry Jobs

EMSI, 2019.Q4


Largest Manufacturing GDP

EMSI, 2019.Q4

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 Compound & Toilet Preparation
  • Basic Chemicals

Top Employers

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

  • Basic Chemicals: BASF Corp. (1,137), SNF Inc. (1,030), Airgas USA (465), Huber Engineered Materials (423)
  • Resin, Synthetic Rubber & Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments: FiberVisions Corp. (340), Aquafil USA Inc. (300)
  • Paint, Coating & Adhesives: Sherwin-Williams Co. (310)
  • Pesticide, Fertilizer & Other Agricultural Chemicals: Nutrien US (450)
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medicine: Alcon Laboratories Inc. (1,700), Boehringer-Ingelheim (1,200), Takeda (850), Avanos Medical Inc. (700)
  • Soap, Cleaning Component & Toilet Preparation: Zep Inc. (430)



Chemical Manufacturing Industry Jobs

EMSI, 2019.Q4


State for Chemical Manufacturing Growth

EMSI, 2019.Q4 (Absolute Job Growth, 2019 to 2029)


Median Hourly Earnings

EMSI, 2019.Q4

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 9.3% in chemical manufacturing industry workers over the next decade compared to 1.3% nationally
  • Median hourly earnings of $17.22 compared to $18.82 nationally

Georgia offers an ample supply of skilled employees with a variety of technical backgrounds. In addition to the 22,150 workers directly employed in chemical manufacturing, there are more than 640,000 Georgians with industry relevant skill-sets.

Industry Support


Annual Chemical Mfg. Related Graduates

IPEDS, 2018


Leading Workforce Training Program

Area Development, 2019 (Georgia Quick Start)


Technical Colleges

TCSG, 2019

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.