Hi all, I'm a researcher working with IMPLAN for the first time. I want to run a [b]contribution[/b] analysis to analyze the economic effects of a single, [b]exisiting[/b] business on a local economy. Can someone please indicate whether the following instructions (especially the part about Activity Types) on setting up activities apply to contribution analyses or to impact analyses (which instead analyze the effects of hypothetically adding a business to an economy)? Also, assuming the following instructions do apply to contribution analyses, what is the next step? Creating Events and Scenarios? http://implan.com/v4/index.php?option=com_multicategories&view=article&id=562:562&Itemid=14 I was told that IMPLAN software does enable you to run contribution analyses for a specific firm (as opposed to an entire industry). The only instructions I've found that are specifically labeled as instructions for contribution analyses are the following... http://implan.com/V4/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=660%3A660&catid=253%3AKB33&Itemid=1 ...but it's not clear to me how to translate those instructions into a contribution analysis of a single firm. If I am supposed to be able to do that, please let me know that this is the case. Impact analysis answers the question of marginal impact of adding a business to an economy. Does impact analysis also let you analyze the reverse scenario of the marginal impact of removing a business from an economy? If so, how is that different than a contribution analysis? Thank you very much for helping in any way you can with my questions above.
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