I am wanting to model expected job creation from a non-residential construction project in American Samoa with about $17M in construction and $1.2M in architecture and engineering. I am interested in US based job creation, including direct, indirect and induced jobs. The construction indirect/induced multipliers for construction for America Samoa as the region are low relative to multipliers on the mainland for similar amounts of construction, nominally. I am thinking that there might be significant slippage to Hawaii for indirect and induced jobs impacts. Would it make sense to combine the region of Hawaii with American Samoa? If yes, how would one do this if the American Samoa does not have a trade matrix (which is my understanding).
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