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Chemical companies have mixed together some potent results for Alabama’s economy and its workforce. In 2015 alone, new capital investment in the state’s chemical industry topped $275 million.

Chemicals ranking as Alabama’s second largest export category, with overseas shipments hitting $2.2 billion in 2016. The catalyst for results like this? All the right reagents. The Alabama Gulf Coast Chemical Corridor is home to a cluster of 25 companies, stretching 60 miles through the Mobile Area. These facilities join nearly 200 other chemical companies scattered through the state to employ 10,400 people in Alabama. Thanks to the strong presence of the chemical industry in the state, a host of universities in Alabama offer degrees and research opportunities in chemical engineering.

Quick Facts

  • Alabama’s No. 2 export: $2.2 billion in 2016
  • $2 billion annual industry
  • 10,400+ employed by chemical companies in Alabama
  • 200+ chemical companies
  • Chemical manufacturing contributed $3.8 billion to Alabama’s GDP in 2014

Chemical Companies

  • Arkema
  • Akzo Nobel
  • Huntsman
  • BP America
  • Bayer CropScience
  • Dupont
  • Sabic Innovative Plastics
  • 3M Company
  • Olin Corporation
  • BASF
  • Evonik Industries
  • Ascend Performance Materials
  • Daikin

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