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You may not be surprised to learn that 96% of all domestically manufactured goods are directly touched by the business of chemistry. We’re a $720 billion enterprise, an essential part of every facet of our nation’s economy, and we put hundreds of thousands of Americans to work in good-paying jobs.
And this morning, we can see additional evidence of chemistry’s impact on the economy.
ExxonMobil Corporation, including key subsidiary – and ACC member – ExxonMobil Chemical, was a major contributor to the global economy in the first half of 2011.
At his blog Perspectives, ExxonMobil’s vice president of public and government affairs Ken Cohen writes:
[quote]In the first half of 2011, for every dollar that ExxonMobil earned, we contributed almost five dollars to the U.S. economy.[/quote]
ExxonMobil Chemical boasts a broad portfolio of petrochemical and polymer products that serve as building blocks for a wide range of technologies that improve the lives of Americans and others around the globe.
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