multipliers, economic studies, production
The total impact of a dollar produced or spent in a community often is measured with a multiplier. Multipliers are numbers which measure the magnitude of the direct and indirect effects that a given amount of production or expenditure has on a region or community. Multipliers are used in economic studies to show how important one business or industry is to a given geographic region or community.
Beutler, Martin K., "Using Multipliers in Economic Studies" (1990). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 146.