IMPLAN, After running my model scenarios, I found that the results seem to be...errant. Here are the details, I'll explain the problem after: Data files: three West Virginia counties, 2010 Models/Activities run: Current impact, future impact Events run for each Activity are based on correlation with categories of tourism expenditures as categorized by the US Forest Service. The correlated activities are: 328, 411, 410, 326, 410 (again), 413, 330, 338, 324, 412. The values I input for each activity represent tourist expenditures, by category, within the study area in 2012. Therefore, I changed the Model Year to 2012. I used the default "Industry income/values" as the input category. I then ran each scenario (current, future) separately. The results for each came out seemingly wrong. The reason I say this is because the Output results ended up being less than the expenditure/income values I entered as event input. This would suggest a total multiplier of less than 1.0. However, when I examined the multiplier results, the "total" multipliers for each associated industry were all greater than 1.0. Secondly, I ran the "current impact" model a second time to see if the same issue came up, and it did, but not only that, the results came out differently. I am certain that before running each model I added up my input values to make sure that the total reflected the total in my source spreadsheet, and it did. And the second run resulted in an even lower Output than the first run. I'm uploading the multiplier spreadsheet from the second "current impact" run. I've added a tab with the data I input and the results from running the model the first time. Even though the attachment shows the multipliers from the second run (while the results are from the first run), the multipliers from the first run were also all greater than 1.0. In the first tab (multipliers) I've highlighted the sectors/codes/events that I used. Thoughts? Thank you for your assistance.
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