uel, power and health were the driving forces behind top industrial categories for corporate facility investment in 2009.
With large investments in petrochemical and vaccine sub-sectors, the chemicals/pharmaceutical sector led all categories in sheer totals of new plants and expansions, followed by food processing. All of which should mean a well-fed industrial development landscape and a fortified populace to occupy it.
The category encompasses such diverse products as fertilizer, paint, polymers, resins, industrial gases, lawn care products and biofuels. But its largest sub-category by far is pharmaceuticals, including a number of vaccine plants.