Comparing Multipliers between Regions

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    Hi Tim. If you are using IMPLAN generated Multipliers for all study regions, it would be fine to make such comparisons. Since all sets of Multipliers are produced using the same methodology, differences in Multipliers across regions would indicate differences in the economic structure of those regions and less on differences in the methodologies used to derive them. That is, large study regions tend to satisfy more of the regional demand inside the region, simply because they are more economically diverse. Smaller regions, on the other hand, tend to have low multipliers, because fewer goods and services are available locally and thus income and spending “leak out” at a higher rate. I hope this answers your question. Please contact us if we can be of further help.
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