IMPLAN is used to create complete, extremely detailed social accounting matrices and multiplier models of local economies. The IMPLAN software and data sets provide information about how economies function. They are founded on proven scientific methods of measuring economic change and annually collected federal data. With this information, analysts must use their own skills to frame an impact problem, to determine whether IMPLAN is an appropriate tool to examine the economic impacts of their problem, and to decide the meaning of results.

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