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    Hello, Thank you for your post! If I understand your post correctly; this project would be difficult to do with IMPLAN. A change of this magnitude and long time-frame is really beyond the scope of IMPLAN since it is a static model that does not take into account price changes, input substitutions, or technology changes. It is especially dubious if you have no prediction as to which industries are expected to experience the growth. It is certainly possible with IMPLAN to see the impact of growth in general manufacturing and/or foods manufacturing (IMPLAN models can be aggregated to 2-digit and 3-digit NAICS, which would give you each of these, respectively); but this would require some information as to the expected growth of these sectors in particular – clearly these would not be the only sectors participating in the growth. Since you seem to already have a predicted GDP for 2020, exactly what are you trying to show with the analysis? Please let us know if you have any additional information you can share with us or any follow-up questions you might have.
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