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Brian Barlow

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    Brian Barlow commented,

    Hello Kendall,  We've seen situations where an older version of the structural matrix causes the software to attempt aggregating at the 440, and not the 536, sector level.  I'll email the correct f...

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    Brian Barlow commented,

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    Hello, Thanks for reaching out to us and I sincerely apologize as I see your question slipped under the radar.  Users have had success using Parallels in the past and it most often works smoothly. ...

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    Brian Barlow commented,

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    Hey Michael,   Great intuition here! You have two options:  You're welcome to reduce the total input to whatever gets you to the amount purchased locally ("locally" meaning within the US), just as...

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    Brian Barlow commented,

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    Hello Julia, Thank you for reaching out about this.  Likely the best way to model less-defined sectors would be to aggregate NAICS codes as sectors are based directly off of the NAICS. Lower level ...

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    Hello, Gross (fully-loaded) Wages should be input as a Labor Income Change since running a Labor Income Change will estimate how much of the Labor Income inputted is payroll tax. It will also estim...

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    Brian Barlow commented,

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    Hello Monica,  Your best bet to ensure the industry you're selecting is correct would be to view the NAICS codes that are being included in that sector. Recall that each sector is comprised of nume...

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    Brian Barlow commented,

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    Hello Ms. Mahalingam, Thank you for reaching out about this. In the 3.1 version of IMPLAN the issue with the activity template will still occur. However, there is an upgraded version (3.6) availabl...

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    Brian Barlow commented,

    Hello Again, Using the proxy region is a good way to estimate the Direct Effect if no information about the true Direct Effect is known, but in your situation, you've already used a lot of informat...

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    Brian Barlow commented,

    Hello,Determining how to model taxes paid should be determined by how the collected taxes will be used. Knowing who collects the emission tax and registration, license and property tax and how they...

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    Brian Barlow commented,

    Hello, If you are comfortable assuming the taxes are paid to State & Local Government Non-Education, then you can select "Import" on the Activities and Events page and pick "Institution Spending Pa...