Putting it all together: Brown as a job generator

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

  Output Jobs (FTEs)
     
Brown payroll    
Direct (RI) $      271,868,900 4,459
Indirect/induced $      183,007,500 1,445
SUBTOTAL $      454,876,400 5,904
     
Brown purchasing    
Direct (RI) $       65,630,000 345
Indirect/induced $       40,827,000 324
SUBTOTAL $     106,457,000 669
     
Brown construction    
Direct (RI) $      95,123,900 705
Indirect/induced $      69,020,900 526
SUBTOTAL $    164,144,800 1,231
     
Student spending    
Direct (RI) $      56,189,700 603
Indirect/induced $      29,013,300 220
SUBTOTAL $      85,203,000 823
     
Visitor spending    
Direct (RI) $      15,200,000 218
Indirect/induced $        8,358,000 64
SUBTOTAL $      23,558,000 282
     
GRAND TOTAL $834,239,200 8,909