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Chemical & Polymers

Chemical and polymer manufacturing in West Virginia is home to nearly 150 companies that employ 12,800 workers.

The state is ranked sixth in the share of overall gross domestic product that comes from chemicals and polymers and nearly 25 percent of the state's $4.8 billion in international exports are chemicals and polymers.

West Virginia Advantages

  • West Virginia companies benefit from access to raw materials, specialized services, downstream customers and consumer markets
  • Twenty-three percent of the nation's chemical and polymer manufacturing plants, producing 23 percent of all products, are within 250 miles or a half-day's trucking distance; 71% of the products, are within 500 miles
  • Over 131,000 people with skills most in-demand by chemical and polymer companies, including machinery operators, chemists, engineers and related technicians
  • Nation's second-lowest employee turnover rate across all industries and lowest rate for manufacturing industries
  • Third-lowest overall cost of doing business in the U.S.
  • Electricity rates are one-third lower than the national U.S average.

Technology

Chemical and Polymer West Virginia is home to numerous industry-designed academic and training programs, including:

Other Support Groups Available for Chemical and Polymer Firms

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