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Chandler West

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Now Available: 2022 Data

Posted by Chandler West on November 29, 2023

Data season is here! At IMPLAN, we mark the holiday season with our annual data release. That means 2022 data has arrived in the IMPLAN Cloud application.

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Topics: Data

IMPLAN’s User Interface Redesign: Everything You Need to Know About the Newest Release

Posted by Chandler West on October 16, 2023

If you’ve logged into IMPLAN Cloud in the last month, you may have noticed that the app has undergone a makeover! While we frequently make updates and improvements to IMPLAN Cloud, we’re particularly excited about this batch of changes to our user interface. Our Product Development team has been hard at work making it easier than ever to perform economic impact analysis, and we’re so excited to show you what’s new in the IMPLAN Cloud application.

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Topics: Economics, Methodology, announcement

IMPLAN in the Classroom: How a Wingate Undergrad Became a Published Economics Researcher

Posted by Chandler West on August 22, 2023

IMPLAN Cloud makes it possible for anyone, even beginners, to conduct economic impact analysis  – just ask Livian Mai, the Wingate University marketing major who recently became a published economics researcher.

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Topics: Economics, Education

Beyond the Cloud: Discover the IMPLAN API

Posted by Chandler West on May 5, 2023

Did you know that the IMPLAN application programming interface (API) makes it possible for National Package subscribers to integrate IMPLAN Cloud with existing workflows and tools? With IMPLAN’s API, you can easily integrate IMPLAN Cloud impact analysis and data into any website, application, workflow, or visualization tool.

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Topics: Economics, announcement, Impact

Influencing Legislation with IMPLAN Cloud: How the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Uses Economic Impact Analysis for Lobbying

Posted by Chandler West on March 30, 2023

As a driver of informed decision making, IMPLAN Cloud is used at all levels of government to drive policy changes and sound legislation. Many associations and organizations across the country use IMPLAN Cloud in their lobbying efforts. One such organization is the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA), the lobbying efforts of which are headed up by Executive Director Carl A. Marrara.

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Topics: Economics, Advocacy, Government

The Super Bowl and Beyond: Four Important Considerations for Analyzing the Economic Impacts of Major Events

Posted by Chandler West on February 11, 2023

This weekend, fans of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the NFL at large will pour into Glendale, Arizona for Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium. While in Glendale, they will stay in hotels, feast on beer and wings at local bars and restaurants, and shop for souvenirs to take home to their families. Some will pass time in the Westgate Entertainment District before the game while others will visit grocery stores to stock up on tailgating essentials. 

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Topics: Events, Economic Development

Now Available: 2021 Data

Posted by Chandler West on November 29, 2022

Data season is here! At IMPLAN, we mark the holiday season with our annual data release. That means 2021 data has arrived in the IMPLAN application!

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Topics: Data

Celebrating IMPLAN History: The Rural Development Act of 1972

Posted by Chandler West on September 30, 2022

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Rural Development Act of 1972 (RDA). The RDA was  pivotal to getting the ball rolling for IMPLAN to be created in 1976.

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Topics: Impact, Economic Development, Government

IMPLAN Now Supports Canada

Posted by Chandler West on September 23, 2022

It’s about time IMPLAN makes it possible to conduct studies beyond the United States, eh? We are pleased to announce our new and improved Canada Provincial Product, in which Canada data pairs with our state-of-the-art software and model to empower our users to study economic impacts across the Great White North.

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Topics: Data, announcement

Service to All Mankind: How AKA Sorority, Inc. Uses IMPLAN

Posted by Chandler West on June 1, 2022

Countless organizations across the United States have used IMPLAN to gain insights into their economic impacts, inform event location decisions, and so much more. One such organization is Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Incorporated. AKA Sorority was established in 1908 and has since grown to a membership of over 300,000 women focused on personal and professional development as well as leadership and advocacy for social change.

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Put simply, IMPLAN is built for everyone.

Together, our software and data give you a window into your region of study — like one gigantic transaction log for the local economy. Chances are that if your project or business has a financial component, then IMPLAN can reveal some sometimes surprising detail about how your project relates to the local, state, or national economy.

What used to take economists weeks can be done in minutes. By anyone!

But you're not alone, IMPLAN's best benefits go beyond the work done in the tool:

  • Easy to learn and use
  • Outstanding customer support
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  • Instills confidence in your analyses

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