Catalyst for Growth
Alabama plays a leading role in the nation’s chemical industry. The U.S. depends on production from Alabama for chemicals including oxidants, light stabilizers, emission catalysts and chlorine. This attention and specialization has made chemicals the number two export in Alabama with over $2 Billion goods exported in 2016.
The industry continues to attract new companies, create more jobs and generate more revenue for the state’s growing GDP. Chemical companies including BASF, Evonik, Arkema, and Olin manufacture a range of products that strengthen the Alabama economy and employ more than 8,800 individuals statewide.