Good afternoon. I’m working on an impact model for a suburb of Kansas City. It’s a legacy model that uses RIMS multipliers, so I purchased your I-RIMS* data for the Kansas City MSA. The project in question involves a manufacturer of automobile parts who may be moving to the area. Looking at my Type I multipliers for the Motor Vehicles category, I note that the Direct Effect multiplier for employment is 3.66, which doesn’t seem too unusual for manufacturing. However, the multiplier for earnings is -3.42, which is something I haven’t seen before. I’m hoping you can shed some light on the unusual negative multiplier. Is it a simple transcription error, or is there some wrinkle in the methodology that would explain why adding a manufacturer of auto components would reduce Kansas City earnings by a considerable amount? My project is just getting started, so there’s no real urgency on this yet. Any help you can offer is much appreciated. If a phone conversation would be more convenient for discussing the numbers, I can be reached at 651-223-3043. Much obliged
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