411 Hotel Sector Odd Output

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    IMPLAN Support
    Hello Paul, You are correct that your Industry Sale value should be equivalent to your Direct Output for sector 411 as long as you are running an Industry Change Activity and as long as you are in the same Dollar Year for View as your Event's Year. If you are not seeing this to be true, can you confirm for us what industry(s) are included in your Detailed Output Results (Scenario Results>Detail Results Tab>View-By: Output). Could you also please let us know what region and data year you are using? Thanks!
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    pharris
    Hi, thanks...I checked some other recently run IMPLAN models, and Hotel is way understated on these too...I just didn’t catch before...I am attaching the detailed spreadsheet that I believe will meet your request....the region is "Virginia Beach" (independent city, but county equivalent)...the model year is 2010, and I entered the hotel sales in 2010 dollars...I desperately need to have this correct early tomorrow for an afternoon meeting, if that's possible...thanks soooo much.
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    Hello Paul, It looks like you are applying LPP=SAM Model Value to your Events. Are you not sure where the Direct purchases are located or if the Direct purchases were made in your study area (i.e. do you know that $1MM was spent on hotels, but you don't know if they were reserved and paid for at local hotels)? As long as you know that the Direct Expenditures (i.e. Industry Sales) are all within your study area geography, you will want to leave Local Purchase Percentage(LPP) at 100%. The reason you are seeing are more drastic difference in hotels than in the other sectors you are directly impacting, is that SAM model value implies purchasing a commodity based on local use of local supply. For hotels, this is much smaller than for your other service because the trade model calculate that not many purchase of hotel nights are made by locals/residents of the region. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
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    pharris
    Hi, sorry for delay in thanking you (so much)...gosh, duh on my part...makes perfect sense that if the hotel purchases are local (they are at hotels in our study area), then I should set to LPC=100%; however, as general future guidance, I have always been counseled to select LPC=SAM, but maybe I didn't listen carefully to the caveats and should be able to think through withou counsel...but any general guidance of do's and don'ts you can offer on distinguishing between SAM and 100% would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again soooo much
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    Hello Paul, Local Purchase Percentage(LPP) is set to 100% by default because we assume that you chose your Study Area Data based on where the Direct impact or change is occurring. In general because of this, you will want to leave Local Purchase Percentage(LPP) at 100%. The following are some cases are where you would wasn't to set the LPP to SAM Model Value. [ol] [li]If you are working in a circumstance where you do not know how much of a total cost is sourced locally (e.g. capital expenditures like beds, furniture, computers, etc.)[/li] [li]In a retail situation where you are applying margins to a producing sector (e.g. in examining fuel purchases from a gas station using sector 115 Petroleum Refineries). [/li] [li]When using the Analysis By Parts methodology, your budgetary spending pattern should be SAM model value unless you happen to know the specific amount of regional purchasing on a given event line (i.e. I know all of the peaches i buy for my restaurant are from local peach tree farmers)[/li][/ol] Hopefully this helps.
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    pharris
    Hi, thanks again sooo much :) :)
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