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Chemical Manufacturing

A Key Supplier to Georgia’s Robust Manufacturing Industry

“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."

Shay Foley, General Manager, Alcon Johns Creek Manufacturing and Technology Operations

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

EMSI, 2019.Q3

Chemical Companies in Georgia (Locations with 50+ Employees)

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.


Georgians Employeed

EMSI, 2018.Q4


Relevant Annual Graduates

EMSI, 2018.Q4