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    IMPLAN Forum
    Hi Christine Thank you for your post! 1. IMPLAN reports the OPTI value, which includes corporate profits and dividends, by only what is occuring in the geographical region of the Model. Now, OPTI does not get applied to the Multipliers, the rounds of spending does not include OPTI as we do not know how those Profits and Dividends are spent or even if they are spent. OPTI is leaked from the region! 2. You are correct, IMPLAN is still based on a county and state level net commuting rate and not zip codes. 3. Here is an article about the IxC SAM: http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&layout=edit&id=294#columns
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    Christine Byun
    I am running a study that involves adding new jobs to a particular industry. With respect to the re-spending of wages earned in those jobs, what is the assumption about that spending? Does IMPLAN assume all new wages are new spending, or does it have an assumption that some of those new jobs will be held by people that are already spending in the local economy (e.g., because they have a job already outside the study area or because they are on some form of government assistance?)
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    Hi Christine! This is exactly IMPLAN's assumption that new wages are new spending to the region. As if the setup of your study is the Industry and number of jobs it is increasing, then IMPLAN will assume this is new spending. However it will apply the built in ratios of commuting so it will not spend all of the Wages/Salaries as some will leak from the region. IMPLAN is not robust to know if some of those new jobs will be held by people that are already spending in the local economy. It sounds as if they live in the region but work outside of it. We don't assume that everything these new households purchase will be purchased locally and that we also take into account household savings. If some of these employees are people who are either working a second job or are switching jobs, you would be overstating the impact to include them. If you know the number or proportion of employees that are new to the region, you can modify the direct Employment and Employee Compensation values in your Event accordingly. Thanks!
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