IMPLAN for Government Activities

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    Hi Jon. Thank you for your forum post. IMPLAN will be able to assess the impact of government services as long as you can specifically identify what government services those resources will be spent on. IMPLAN does have the special government sectors in the 536 sectoring scheme as we did in the 440 scheme. If you are interested in actually modeling government activities, you can use an Institution Spending Pattern. This includes the government payroll component if you use the one found at Activity Options>Import> Institutional Spending Pattern or if you use the ones located at Activity Options> Import> From Another Model. Direct the file structure back to the IMPLAN User Data folder and then select Utilities and the Programs_PatternsNoPayroll_for_SLGovt_MIG_Lib536.impdb then you could use these Sectors to compliment those spending patterns since they do not have payroll included. Note however if you do use these first set of spending patterns, the Sectors that government payroll will be reported as part of the Direct Effect along with all the first-round Intermediate Expenditures thus you will need to separate out the value of those Sectors from the remaining reported Direct Effect if you want to format the results to match traditional Industry analysis. Also, since these spending patterns will not yield Induced results; we recommend running a Labor Income Change Activity to also get the Induced impact. This can then be added for a total impact result. In addition, the 536 sectoring scheme also has the Government Enterprise Sectors as does the 440 IMPLAN Sectoring scheme. Those are the sectors that have an asterick and found at the bottom of the sectoring scheme list. These are payroll only sectors, they are really just placeholders. If you could provide us with additional information about what specifically you are trying to economically evaluate; we could provide you with further explanation.
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    Hi Jon, We mistyped the 2nd to the last paragraph about the asterick Sectors. These Sectors are the payroll sectors for government institution. It is the Sectors immediately above these Sectors 519-526 that are the Government Enterprise Sectors. Thanks!
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