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Chemical companies have mixed together some potent results for Alabama’s economy and its workforce. Since 2018, new capital investment in the state’s chemical industry has topped $320 million.

Chemicals ranking as Alabama’s second largest export category, with overseas shipments approaching $2.6 billion in 2018.

The catalyst for results like this? All the right reagents.

The Alabama Gulf Coast Chemical Corridor is home to a cluster of nearly 30 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: $2.6 billion in 2018
  • $2 billion annual industry
  • 10,400+ employed by chemical companies in Alabama
  • 200+ chemical companies

Chemical Companies

  • Arkema
  • Nouryon
  • Huntsman Advanced Materials
  • BP America
  • Dupont
  • Sabic Innovative Plastics
  • 3M Company
  • Olin Corp.
  • BASF
  • Evonik Industries
  • Ascend Performance Materials
  • Daikin
  • Lenzing Fibers
  • Kemira
  • INOS Phenol
  • ExxonMobil
  • Mitsubishi Polysilicon
  • Honeywell UOP

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