“Since beginning our growth project four years ago, Alcon has invested nearly $600 million, created several hundred new jobs, expanded the size of our state-of the- art manufacturing facility by more than 70,000 square feet and added new production lines that leverage cutting-edge technology."
Georgia’s chemical manufacturing industry is a constant in the state economy. Chemical companies seeking to expand or locate in Georgia can rely on the state’s robust and growing manufacturing and construction industries.
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
Chemical Manufacturing Facilities
Georgia Power C&ED Industry Database, 2018
Highest Manufacturing GDP Contribution
Top Chemical Manufacturing Employers
Companies employing 400+ Georgians
- Alcon Laboratories Inc. 1,700
- Boehringer-Ingelheim 1,200
- BASF Corp. 1,137
- SNF Inc. 1,030
- Takeda 850
- Avanos Medical Inc. 700
- MiMedx Group Inc. 500
- Airgas USA LLC 465
- Zep Inc. 430
- Huber Engineered Materials 423
- Immucor Inc. 400
- Nutrien US 400
High-Quality & Affordable Workforce
Georgia is known for its high-quality affordable workforce. Wage rates in Georgia typically fall below the national average, particularly in manufacturing occupations. The state’s chemical manufacturing wages follow this trend. With a potential of 640,000 workers in occupations related to chemical manufacturing, Georgia offers an ample supply of skilled employees with a variety of technical backgrounds.
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