I’m running the IMPLAN client software, version 3.1. I only use it once or twice a year for ad hoc projects so I’m not always sure about the best way to use the software. Currently, I’d like to estimate the impact of the production of one season of a TV show within a given state. I have detailed operating expenses for the production. I’m planning on modeling that with the Industry Spending Pattern that I imported for Motion Picture and Video Industries. I also have data on daily spending by the crew during production. I plan to use Industry Change for that and I’ll define the events individually. Finally, I have information on wages. For only those wages spent at home after the production but within the state in question (in-state crew), I’m planning to use Household Income Change.
Question 1: Does this sound reasonable?
Question 2: Where can I find the explanation of the 546 industries. There are several of the production’s operating expenses that I’m not 100% sure in which industry I should place them.
Question 3: I’ve read the new article on the IMPLAN website about The New IMPLAN. To be honest, I don’t really understand it. For example, the current activities are oriented towards direct or indirect or induced impacts depending on what one selects. Its not at all clear how making everything an event simplifies this. I would love some additional resources that explain it in a different or more detailed way.
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