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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

What is IMPLAN?

Posted by IMPLAN Staff on August 4, 2022

So, you’re hoping to gain insight and quantify the impact of an industry, a new or existing business, expected growth or changes, or a specific event to the economy of a particular region. Where do you even begin?

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Topics: Data, Economics, Methodology

The Big Picture: Understanding the State of the Economy Using IMPLAN Data and Other Sources

Posted by Jenny Thorvaldson on April 7, 2022

An enormous variety of factors are at play in any given economy, and there are countless measuring tools and data sets that can help us better understand what is happening in our economic environment. In times of great change, like we’re experiencing now in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be helpful to take a step back and look at the big picture. IMPLAN data sets provide very granular geographic and industrial levels of detail, with consistent data estimates spanning from 2001 to the most recent IMPLAN data year. These micro data can be used in concert with macro data from other sources to gain a rich understanding of local and regional economies, as well as the national economy. In today’s blog, we’re looking at some measurements that can be used alongside IMPLAN data to gain a better sense of the big picture.

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Topics: Data, Economic Development

Uncovering Real Economic Insights from the 2020 Data

Posted by Jenny Thorvaldson on February 1, 2022

2020 was an unusual year for sure — the pandemic, the great resignation, working remote, and more. IMPLAN's 2020 data holds a tremendous amount of valuable economic intelligence. 

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Topics: Data, Economics, Technology, Coronavirus

2020 Data Season is Here

Posted by Chandler West on December 16, 2021

It’s that time of year again. Here at IMPLAN, we mark the holiday season with our annual data release. That means 2020 data has arrived in the IMPLAN application!

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Topics: Data, Economics, Technology

What is the Economic Impact of the Infrastructure Bill?

Posted by Chandler West on August 31, 2021

In early August 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed in the Senate. By the end of the month, the House of Representatives agreed on a September 27 deadline for voting on the bill, and given its bipartisan support, it is expected to pass there as well. This new bill focuses on investments in roads, railways, bridges, and broadband internet. It proposes $550 billion in new spending from 2022 to 2027, with the aim to improve sustainable transportation options, expand access to high-speed internet and clean drinking water, and upgrade our power infrastructure to facilitate the expansion of renewable energy.

These are exciting goals, backed by a lot of money. But what exactly will the economic impact of these investments look like? The ripple effect of this large amount of government spending can be expected to make a difference across the country, not just in the industries where it is initially spent, but also far beyond. We can get a clearer picture of the infrastructure bill’s impact on the economy through Input-Output Analysis performed by economists at IMPLAN Group, LLC, the leading provider of economic impact data and technology.

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Topics: Data, Economics, Employment, Methodology, Impact, Government

What You Need to Know About Evolving Economy - COVID Q3-2020 Data

Posted by Joe Demski on March 17, 2021

The world economy experienced drastic changes in 2020 as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. In order to address these drastic economic changes in our data, IMPLAN has released its second ever quarterly data set. The Evolving Economy - COVID Q3-2020 data captures the initial stages of the economic recovery in 2020. This data set, which is equipped to perform all forms of impact analysis modeling, is available now in the IMPLAN application.

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Topics: Data, Economics, Employment, Methodology, Impact, Coronavirus, Disruption

Ask an Economist: FAQs for New Business Location Economic Impacts

Posted by Joe Demski on February 22, 2021

Our webinar, The Economic Impact of a New Business Location, walked through the process for modeling the economic impact of a new business location. In the presentation, considerations for the construction and operations impacts were covered and examined in the context of the Lowe’s Design Center Tower project. If you missed the live presentation, you can watch the recording here. The discussion generated a number of questions highlighting important points about running these analyses. Check out what our economists had to say below:
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Topics: Data, Economics, Employment, Methodology, "Taxes", Impact, Economic Development, Corporation, Government

What is the Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturing Process?

Posted by Joe Demski on December 10, 2020

2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for most of the world with seemingly very few bright spots to focus on. The emergence of COVID-19 has dramatically altered the way we live, perhaps permanently. Coronavirus-motivated mask mandates, regional shutdowns, capacity restrictions, and social distancing brought about economic uncertainty. The most commonly cited hope for a return to normalcy has been the widespread availability of a vaccine. Due to the fast-tracking of vaccine trials and significant government support, several effective vaccines appear to be on the horizon as we head into 2021. 

The public health benefit is straight-forward, however the economy is a very important concern to many. Anticipating the vast impact across the economy is incredibly difficult due to the unpredictability of consumer confidence in the midst of the pandemic. Despite this unpredictability, the sizable economic impact of investment in the vaccine manufacturing process can be readily estimated with Input-Output Analysis. Using publicly available data to define input values, IMPLAN has performed an analysis of the effect of the Federal government’s spending on vaccine manufacturing.

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Topics: Data, Press Release, Economics, Employment, Methodology, Impact, Government, Coronavirus, Disruption

Modeling the Impact of the Coronavirus with Evolving Economy Data

Posted by Joe Demski on September 28, 2020

The coronavirus epidemic has reset the way we understand and examine the economy. With major changes to employment levels and household spending, plus stimulus checks, increased unemployment benefits, and PPP loans, it is crucial that economic data is updated during this time. With that in mind, IMPLAN is proud to announce the release of ground-breaking data and economic impact models for the COVID-19 era: Evolving Economy - COVID Q2-2020.

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Topics: Data, Economics, Technology, Methodology, Impact, Economic Development, Coronavirus, Disruption

Why IMPLAN?

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
  • Access to orientations, trainings, and project consultations
  • Instills confidence in your analyses

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