[b]To what extent are commute patterns applied in IMPLAN in the estimation of induced impacts?[/b] On several occasions, where the County of analysis has a high proportion of in-commuting workers, I have adjusted the induced impact results to account for the fact that the majority of worker expenditures are not likely to be in the same county. [b]So I'd like to confirm whether such adjustment is necessary at all, or whether IMPLAN already fully accounts for the fact that for certain counties, the direct and indirect workers may largely be in-commuters and so their spending impacts will largely be generated elsewhere. Also, if commute patterns are incorporated, are they applied uniformly for the entire county or differentiated for different industries?[/b] I'm running impacts for a construction project in San Francisco (City/county), and commute data from US Census shows that construction workers have higher rates of in-commuting than the average work force.
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