Texas Chemical Council (TCC) is a statewide trade association of chemical manufacturing facilities in Texas. TCC represents 70 member companies who operate over 200 manufacturing and research facilities across the state.
Organized in 1953, TCC was the first state trade association in the U.S. to represent the interests of the petrochemical industry. The primary concern then was to present a unified position on state tax policy. As the chemical industry grew in size and importance in Texas, TCC expanded its representation of the chemical industry on other important issues including environmental protection, employee and process safety, energy policy, and tort reform.
TCC members produce thousands of products that improve the quality of life for billions of people around the world. The Texas Chemical industry directly employs more than 75,000 Texans and indirectly generates nearly a half-million Texas jobs.
The business and affairs of the Council are managed by a Board of Directors chosen from among TCC member company representatives. TCC maintains a full-time Austin office with a professional staff that work with the Texas Legislature and state agencies, and provides education and professional services to Council members.