Economic Impact

Statistics demonstrate LCA member companies’ commitment to Louisiana.

  • The chemical industry alone is responsible for $517 million in state taxes collected each year.
  • LCA member companies directly employ more than 27,000 Louisianans.
  • For every chemical industry job in Louisiana, an additional 5.5 jobs are created.
  • Chemical industry jobs are high paying with an average wage of $84,451.
  • This average is 47 percent higher than the average manufacturing wage.
  • Snapshot of the Chemical Industry in Louisiana by the American Chemistry Council (Download PDF)