This report compares and contrasts two methods of discerning industrial importance: (1) evaluating industrial information as conventionally reported by government agencies, and (2) using input-output techniques to allocate all indirect economic activity into industries producing for final demand. The advantage of the final demand apportioning procedure is that it allows for a determination of total job linkages to Iowa's key industries like agriculture, ag-related manufacturing, all other manufacturing, and to banking and finance.
Iowa State University, The Authors
Swenson, David, "The Economic Impact of Iowa’s Major Industries in 2014" (2014). Economics Technical Reports and White Papers. 5.