Using news sources, search for recent examples of major investments in a local or regional economy of interest. These might involve the establishment of a new facility or the announcement of investment in an existing facility. Examine the stories carefully. Answer the following questions:
- How many jobs are seen to be directly associated with the investment?
- How many jobs will be created beyond those directly associated with the facility?
- Using these figures, you can estimate the multiplier associated with each investment, what is the multiplier?
- How do the multipliers compare between different cases of investment?