Hi, I respectfully request and would greatly appreciate your thoughts on preparing the following economic impact analysis: The City of Va Beach operates an aquarium; are govt-operated facilities such as an aquarium modeled in V3? If so, which sector? The State of Maryland ran in IMPLAN analysis for the National Aquarium, located in Baltimore. For their analysis, they ran the model based on the broad categories of expenditures by the National Aquarium; they ran this on an Industry rather than Commodity basis. If the City's operated Aquarium is modeled, I am thinking it would be accurate to run based on the aquarium's expenditures (through the Industry classification) rather than gross sales through the one Industry sector for the aquarium, correct? Last question (and greatly appreciate your help). I may be asked to estimate a net impact model that attempts to account for the fact that many residents who patronize the aquarium would have spent that money elsewhere in our City. If so, then perhaps I should run the model on the squarium sector (assuming it is modeled) for only the amount of net revenues that I estimate (through judgment and Zip Code data from attendence). Do you agree? Thank you soooo much for your time and insights.
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