IMPLAN’s environmental data can be used as a stand-alone data set to provide valuable insights about a region or industry’s direct environmental impacts. But the environmental data become especially powerful when used within IMPLAN’s impact modeling tool, where an industry’s direct and indirect environmental impacts can be estimated.
IMPLAN’s environmental data come from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and consist of ratios representing physical units per dollar of industry output, with the physical unit depending on the environmental category. The environmental ratios are organized into eight broad categories, each of which has additional detailed sub-categories. The eight broad categories are as follows:
- Criteria pollutants
- Greenhouse gas emissions
- Land use
- Mineral use
- Nitrogen and phosphorous releases to water
- Pesticide emissions
- Toxic chemical releases
- Water use
You can learn more about IMPLAN’s environmental data here.
Occupational and Core Competency Data:
IMPLAN’s occupational datasets show estimates of occupational employment, wages, hours, and core competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, education, work experience, and on-the-job training levels) for each of 800+ distinct occupations. Occupation data is available for all U.S.-based models, including models of combined regions, aggregated industry models, and customized models.
Learn more about occupational data here.