I'm new to IMPLAN, so please bear with me. For now, I just want to do keep it simple as I learn how to use IMPLAN Online. This may be rather obvious but... I want to estimate the economic impact of an industry (ie the forest products industry) in a multi-county region. I built my model and can see the direct impacts of the various sectors, including the forest products sector, in the study area data. My question is how can I estimate the total impact(direct, indirect, induced) of the forest products sector on the economy of my study region? (ie. how important is forest products to the region’s economy. Would the proper procedure be to 0 out the total employment for that sector? I assume I would then be able to calculate the impact of its elimination on the region’s economy… Am I on the right track? Thanks!
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