Would this be an Impact Analysis?

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    IMPLAN Support
    Hello Kathy, Yes this certainly is one form of economic impact analysis that is done with IMPLAN and the most common one. This is the complete process of an Industry Change Activity, but as described in the earlier post to you, there are definitely other forms of analysis in IMPLAN. Also it may be noted that impact analysis can include non-economic factors in some cases, such as environmental impact statements of which the economic portion is just one piece of a much larger analysis. One other type of analysis that is done with IMPLAN is a contribution analysis. This analysis differs from economic impacts in that it shows what the entity is currently supporting in the economy. It can be tricky to do this type of analysis, if you are looking at the contribution of a single business rather than the entire industry, because a single business may make purchases from other businesses in the same industry Sector. If this is something that you are looking to model, we can certainly assist you with this. Did you have questions about some other aspect that concerns you?
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    nantz@fairfield.edu
    Hi, Yes we would like help on a contribution analysis for a very small non-profit firm. Initially, we were told the contribution of a single firm should be somewhere between a contribution and an impact analysis - we would do industry change activities for both a contribution analysis and for an impact analysis. We were told that the data we are seeking is some kind of average of the results of these two analyses: http://implan.com/V4/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=81&id=16422&Itemid=35 Then, I posted about how my firm was a non-profit with a variety of activities (from adult literacy tutoring to daycare), and it was recommended to us that we do analysis-by-parts because of non-profit tax structures and perhaps other considerations: http://implan.com/V4/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=84&id=16539&Itemid=35 My question now is, will our analysis of the contribution of a single, [u]very small[/u], non-profit firm, using analysis-by-parts, still be an average of an impact and a contribution analysis? How would one go about using analysis-by-parts to obtain results of a contribution analysis? (We were able to follow the instructions of the forum reply about analysis-by-parts, but we assume these results would be for an impact analysis). We have read the link below, but we still can't seem to figure out how to do a contribution analysis for a single firm. http://implan.com/V4/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=660%3A660&catid=253%3AKB33&Itemid=1
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    Hi Kathy, If you are working with a very small non-profit, they are likely buying very little, if anything, from themselves. In this case the contribution analysis is not necessary. You are fine using the impact analysis method exclusively. Please let us know if this addresses your concern or if you have any additional questions.
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