MIG Inc. - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://implan.com/ Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:01:30 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://implan.com/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png MIG Inc. - Forum http://implan.com/ en-gb Subject: 2012 or 2011 data should we purchase - by: Mei http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18092&Itemid=35#18092 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18092&Itemid=35#18092
We have 2011 data for a state. Now we need data for a neighbouring state to do a reginal analaysis including both states. Can we build models with 2011 data for one state and 2012 data for another state? If so, we would rather buy 2012 data than 2011 data for the neighbouring state. Or it is not appropriate at all and we should purchase 2011 data? Thank you!]]>
Data Questions Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:00:09 +0000
Subject: households by income and age - by: Florina Salaghe http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18060&Itemid=35#18060 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18060&Itemid=35#18060 I am trying to disaggregate Households by income and age group in the SAM matrix and get the different spending patterns. For example, in the household category less than $10,000 I want to look at households between 25 and 40 years old. Do you have any suggestions or references on how to do this?
Please let me know if additional information is needed about what I am trying to do.
Thank you!]]>
Data Questions Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:33:41 +0000
Subject: Induced sales taxes - by: Herb Holloway http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18058&Itemid=35#18058 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18058&Itemid=35#18058
Local government officials want to know estimated sales tax collections from the new factory so they can do a cost/benefit analysis for needed infrastructure improvements.

My question -- do sales taxes paid by employees at local businesses show up in the Tax Impact Report? The only sales tax category I see is called "Tax on Production and Imports", with nothing in the household column, so I'm assuming "No"?

Data Questions Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:31:29 +0000
Subject: Substitution Effects - by: Mark Kanazawa http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18055&Itemid=35#18055 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18055&Itemid=35#18055
Am I thinking about this the right way? And if so, is there any way in IMPLAN that I can compensate for this substitution effect? And if not, what would you suggest?]]>
Data Questions Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:28:11 +0000
Subject: Survey design - by: Mark Kanazawa http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18044&Itemid=35#18044 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18044&Itemid=35#18044 Data Questions Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:07:37 +0000 Subject: bridge table with 3 digit NACIS - by: Omkar Joshi http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18035&Itemid=35#18035 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18035&Itemid=35#18035
Of note, I don't mean 5 or 6 digit bridge table which is downloadable from IMPLAN website.

Data Questions Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:55:19 +0000
Subject: Output Multipliers question - by: Paul Gugino http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18021&Itemid=35#18021 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18021&Itemid=35#18021 Data Questions Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:21:33 +0000 Subject: College Impact - by: Alan Barefield http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18017&limit=6&limitstart=6&Itemid=35#18017 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18017&limit=6&limitstart=6&Itemid=35#18017 My question follows along these same lines, but I can't seem to get a result that makes sense. I'm trying to analyze the contribution of a community college with a $45 million operating budget that includes $13 million in payroll for 385 employees. I tried to follow Case Study #11d where I imported the Institutional Spending Pattern for State and Local Government, Education and deleted Event 3438 (Employment and payroll only (state & local govt, education). I set the Activity Level at $45 million.

Then, to take care of the induced effects on the payroll, I created an Industry Change Activity with one event for Industry 438 and entered 385 in the Employment field and $13 million in the payroll field.

When I ran the scenario with these two activities, I had a direct effect of around 412 jobs in the Summary. The State and Local Government jobs were correct at 385, but I'm picking up these extra jobs in the direct effect someplace. Any help would be greatly appreciated.]]>
Data Questions Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:09:53 +0000
Subject: Customized Spending - Proper Assignment of Output - by: Andrew http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18005&Itemid=35#18005 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18005&Itemid=35#18005
I am conducting a customized analysis of student spending as one part of a larger economic contribution project.

The data I am using consists only of total dollars spent in broad categories of both IMPLAN industries and commodities. These data are based on financial aid estimates of student spending which are being used as a proxy for student payroll amounts.

My approach is to either 1) enter the total spending amount into the Institution Spending Pattern for Households LT10K (because students' disposable income is similar to that of people in that income category) or 2) manually select the commodities in which I have data for student spending in the Institution Spending Pattern for Households LT10K.

Because the IMPLAN software would not automatically know that my inputs of student spending are all induced effects, both of my approaches result in direct, indirect and induced effects. How can I make sure that the outputs (i.e. the direct, indirect and induced effects) are properly assigned to the correct category of effects?

For your convenience, I have attached the Impact Summary from my first approach above.


Data Questions Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:59:49 +0000
Subject: Commodity production classification (Signs) - by: Katherine Ballard http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18001&Itemid=35#18001 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=18001&Itemid=35#18001
In addition, the NAICS definition of sign manufacturing & the sign product code explicitly exclude paper and paperboard signs. Was economic activity of printers of paper and paperboard signs kept with printing or was it moved to sign manufacturing (ie were paper signs reclassified as 3314 commodities)?

Lastly, it seems that, in IMPLAN, the percentage of total sign manufacturing output that is 3314 (signs) seems low, compared to product accounts data from the 2007 economic census -- mostly due to the large share that is classified as advertising. We understand that other industries (such as advertising) produce other non-3314 commodities that may be considered signs. Was some of this activity re-classified as advertising in the 314 code? If so did it include just sign making and display lettering provided by advertising agencies, or did it also include sign installation, maintenance, and removal services for outdoor and display advertising companies?]]>
Data Questions Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:08:49 +0000
Subject: commodity doesn't have retail margins - by: Cathy Thomas http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17985&Itemid=35#17985 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17985&Itemid=35#17985 I have information on a handful of commodities that I am unsure of how to model. I am working on modeling the impacts of restoration projects, and I have asked those involved with the project to complete a survey that indicates what materials they purchased and where they purchased those materials (retail, wholesale, direct from producer). There are a few commodities that are on my list that don't have retail margins (3025 stone, 3144 plastic pipe and pipe fittings, 3162 concrete pipes, bricks and blocks, and 3161 ready-mix concrete).
I'm unsure of the best way to model these commodities if they are indicated to have been purchased by a retailer. Do you have any suggestions?
Here is a little more of what I'm thinking these situations might look like:
*For stones and bricks, I'm picturing a stone yard or brick yard that is separate from the actual query.
*For the concrete pipes, it seems unlikely that people will have actually purchased them from a retailer, so that might not end up being an issue (I'm picturing large culverts).
*Plastic pipes and fittings as well as ready-mix concrete are certainly available at hardware stores, but I have better information than just money spent at a hardware store.
Any ideas you have would be very much appreciated!
thank you!
Data Questions Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:16:49 +0000
Subject: Light Rail Industry Code - by: Sean http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17984&Itemid=35#17984 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17984&Itemid=35#17984 Data Questions Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:14:06 +0000 Subject: 2012 deflator values - by: Kevin Feeney http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17982&Itemid=35#17982 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17982&Itemid=35#17982 Data Questions Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:38:00 +0000 Subject: SIC Code - Electrician - by: Alex Turek http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17980&Itemid=35#17980 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17980&Itemid=35#17980 Data Questions Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:17:31 +0000 Subject: Puerto Rico IO Aggregate table 2009 - by: Uma Radhakrishnan http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17979&Itemid=35#17979 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17979&Itemid=35#17979
Data Questions Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:25:13 +0000
Subject: State Park Operating Budget Analysis - by: Tian Guo http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17968&Itemid=35#17968 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17968&Itemid=35#17968
We are doing an analysis on the economic impact/contribution of state part operating budget and need some comments and suggestions on our model.

The budget is consisted of two parts: state appropriation and receipts. Receipts include income from concessions, sales, permits and fees. Few parks have entrance fees which are also included in receipts. Staff salary was paid by appropriation and receipts. Information on the proportion of salary from appropriation or receipts is not available.

Our model is consisted of three parts:
1. State park appropriation: using the import activity -->from other model --> State & Local Govt operating budget expenditures natural and agr (without payroll; downloaded from IMPLAN). The value (how much state appropriation)is specified as the activity level.

2. Receipts: using the import activity --> institutional spending pattern --> 338 travel arrangement and reservation services. The value is specified as the activity level.

3. Salary: using new activity --> Labor income change.

1. Is our model right?
2. Regarding the receipts part, as discussed before receipts may include entrance fees,concessions, and permits. Is it appropriate to use the sector of travel arrangement?
3. Regarding creating a industry spending pattern activity, there seems to be two ways: New Activity and Import Industry Spending Pattern. What the difference between these two? Should I use the Import Industry Spending Pattern option since I don't know the composition and coefficients of the industry?
4. Regarding the first method (New Activity -->industry spending pattern), should the value (how much money are from receipts)be specified as coefficients? What is the meaning of those coefficients?
5. Can I sum the results from these tree parts to get the overall impact on outcome, value added, income, and employment?

Thanks in advance for your time and support. It would be great if you could reply me soon. Look forward to your responses,


Data Questions Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:33:18 +0000
Subject: Commercial Spending - by: Alex Turek http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17959&Itemid=35#17959 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17959&Itemid=35#17959
Thanks for your help
Data Questions Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:27:08 +0000
Subject: Differences between summary and detail multipliers - by: BH http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17949&Itemid=35#17949 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17949&Itemid=35#17949 Data Questions Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:53:47 +0000 Subject: Leasehold Improvements Capital Expenditure - by: Joseph http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17933&Itemid=35#17933 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17933&Itemid=35#17933
I am trying to asses the leasehold improvements capital expenditure impact on a state and county model.

From Previous posts I was told to use an industry change and put the the value to the capital expenditure as industry sales. Is this still the most appropriate method to calculating the capital expenditure impact?

Data Questions Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:02:10 +0000
Subject: FTEs - by: Alex Turek http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17923&Itemid=35#17923 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17923&Itemid=35#17923
Data Questions Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:59:43 +0000
Subject: Implan Total Labor vs BLS Labor Statistics - by: John Tarantino http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17912&Itemid=35#17912 http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=17912&Itemid=35#17912
However, BLS data shows that in recent years total employment on Guam to be over 50,000 including the year 2009 which is the year for the Guam data set used for IMPLAN.

Would you please explain this difference?]]>
Data Questions Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:24:54 +0000