Measuring impact of displacement of downtown employees during building major renovaation

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    Brian Barlow

    Hey Nancy, 

    I've spoken to our economists and you're definitely on the right track with the industry change scenario. We have an article HERE that walks you through completing a net analysis. The article is geared towards the new tool but the concept is the same, regardless of the version of the software you are using. 

    Please note the spending from employees is going to be based on where they live so the software won't be able to adjust for the downtown aspect. We'd recommend trying to do a survey or making assumptions on what they will no longer be purchasing (i.e. $40 a week for lunch is no longer being spent per person on lunch downtown) and you could model this as a negative impact. However, you'd likely want to specify in the report that the $40 may be spent elsewhere.  

    Thank you! 

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