The Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI) is a state-wide business trade group that represents the interests of the chemical industry in the state of Illinois.

CICI was first founded in 1951 as the Drug and Chemical Industries Activities Committee (DACIAC) formed by 16 companies with the main objective to promote excellence in education.

Today, CICI has 205 members representing over 656 facilities in Illinois. CICI members employ over 46,300 people in Illinois with an average annual wage of $114,083.

The Council consists of regular members, affiliate members and associate members. Regular members are companies are engaged in the manufacture, blending, distribution and sale of beneficial chemicals. Trade Associations are also regular members. Affiliate members are those companies which provide transportation, equipment or supplies to the chemical industry. Associate members provide legal, environmental consulting and engineering services.

Business of Chemistry in Illinois

Creating solutions, advancing innovation, and shaping responsible policies.

The Chemical Industry Council of Illinois has represented the chemical industry since 1961, and today continues to serve as the unified voice of a sector that supports nearly 230,000 jobs in the state. Our member companies develop products and applications vital to the modern world. We help them fulfill their mission by advancing responsible policies that grow the industry and make Illinois a better place to create jobs. We invite you to learn more about our industry and the work of the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois.

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Why Should I Become a Member?

The Chemical Industry Council of Illinois is the single, unified voice of the industry in our state. We work hard to represent our members in Illinois and provide value through a number of members-only benefits. By joining the CICI, you can help shape policies and priorities to advance the industry and grow your business. Our members play an important role in setting our direction and providing technical expertise to policymakers on important issues.