A very good report from the American Chemical Council on the state of the industry.
They expect that the U.S. chemical output to rise by 2.5% in 2014 and 3.5% in 2015. And in the long term thatthe U.S. chemical industry will grow faster than the overall U.S. economy. After more than a decade of falling employment, the U.S. chemical industry is adding jobs. Since chemical industry workers are among the highest paid in the manufacturing sector these growing payrolls are expected to strengthen local economies.
This is good news all round.
However one of the concerns that I have is where are these chemical workers coming from . I have previously written about the shortage of skilled labor