Very small island states face unique challenges, such as volatile economies increasingly vulnerable to climate change. They are used in this analysis because their populations rely on emerging technologies for their livelihoods, especially growing mobile phone usage. This paper investigates how growth in ICT usage may enable growth in per capita GDP in very small island states by analyzing the effects of average ICT usage on GDP growth based on the most recent data. Following an analysis of data over four years, of 32 very small island states, this paper identifies an ICT multiplier effect that can explain and predict the relationship between average ICT usage and GDP growth. By showing how the ICT multiplier effect may be connected to GDP growth, this paper adds to what we know about the relationship between these two indicators. This has implications for how government interventions can enable ICT capacity to bring about GDP growth.