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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. Our growing manufacturing and construction industries keep the demand high for chemical products produced across the state. 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

GPC Industry Database, 2018


Largest Manufacturing Sector (GDP)

EMSI, 2018.Q4

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