When the number of Brown employees is combined with the number of jobs supported by Brown's spending on supplies, services, and construction; the number of jobs generated by the spending of students, employees, and visitors, Appleseed estimates that in fiscal year 2011, Brown directly and indirectly accounted for more than 8,900 jobs throughout Rhode Island — nearly 2 percent of all wage and salary employment statewide.
Table 6 summarizes Brown’s impact on the state of Rhode Island in fiscal year 2011.
Table 6: Impact of University, student and visitor spending in Rhode Island, fiscal year 2011
|Direct (RI)||$ 271,868,900||4,459|
|Direct (RI)||$ 65,630,000||345|
|Direct (RI)||$ 95,123,900||705|
|Direct (RI)||$ 56,189,700||603|
|Direct (RI)||$ 15,200,000||218|