Industry

Alabama’s chemical industry features several venerable enterprises that manufacture products that represent one of the state’s top export categories.

From insecticides to chlorine to PVC strengtheners, chemical giants such as DuPont, BASF, Evonik, Arkema and Olin combine to form a $3.8 billion-plus annual industry and nearly 10,000 jobs for Alabamians.

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Exports

$2.4 Billion

Exported in 2013

Exports

No. 2

Export in Alabama

Workforce

10,400+

Employed

Economy

200+

Chemical Companies

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Alabama plays a leading role in the national chemical industry. The U.S. depends on production from Alabama for chemicals including oxidants, light stabilizers, emissions catalysts and chlorine. A host of international chemical companies, including DuPont, Olin Corp. and Evonik Industries, operate significant facilities in Alabama.

Alabama has a development plan to ensure chemical production and its economic impact continues to grow. Five Alabama colleges have top-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs in chemical engineering. With more than 10,000 people employed in the chemical industry across the state, graduates can take advantage of a wealth of opportunities. Additionally, the Alabama Department of Commerce and AIDT have created fine-tuned workforce programs for preparing workers for the challenges that lie ahead.

This attention and specialization has made chemicals a top Alabama export. The industry continues to attract new companies, create more jobs and generate more revenue for the state’s growing GDP.

Blair King
Blair KingSenior Project Manager
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