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Measure the Economic Impact of Cooperative FirmsDefinition of Terms

This application estimates the economic impact of cooperative firms using empirically derived multipliers.

This calculator is not meant to be a substitute for an economic impact analysis of cooperatives by sector in a state or region. Rather, it is offered as a way to gauge potential impacts broadly, providing information that might support a decision to pursue a full-blown cooperative impacts analysis that meets specific needs.

For comparison this application allows the user to apply either national multipliers derived from the Research on the Economic Impact of Cooperatives (REIC) project or state-level multipliers derived from Wisconsin data.

The U.S. multiplier option has more refined business sector categories, but the Wisconsin multiplier option may be more reflective of a state or regional economy.

First choose to compute national or state-level impacts.