Support Services

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Economic modeling can get complex very quickly. No matter what you’re trying to learn, we’re here to help.

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IMPLAN’s Customer Success Team is dedicated to proactively providing guidance and answering your questions along the way.

As a user, you will be assigned a Customer Success Manager (CSM). Your CSM is an IMPLAN specialist who serves as the main point of contact for general help and support.

This includes advice on economic best practices and resources while taking steps to help you realize the full value of IMPLAN.

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Enjoy World-Class, Personal Support



IMPLAN’s Customer Success Team is dedicated to proactively providing guidance and answering your questions along the way.

As a user, you will be assigned a Customer Success Manager (CSM). Your CSM is an IMPLAN specialist who serves as the main point of contact for general help and support.

This includes advice on economic best practices and resources while taking steps to help you realize the full value of IMPLAN.

Get in touch now

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Support Solutions Tailored to You



IMPLAN is devoted to your success, and sometimes an economist’s expertise is necessary. Take your support a step further with a Level 2 Service Agreement.


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  • Economic Study Best Practices
  • Data Use Ideation
  • Access to In-House Economist
  • Economist Analysis Guidance
  • Economist Reporting Guidance
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  • LEVEL 2 SERVICE AGREEMENT

Committed to Your Project Credibility


Here’s what’s available on an a-la-carte basis in addition to the services listed above.

Project Consultation



With a Project Consultation, IMPLAN will pair you with one of our IMPLAN economists for an up to 60-minute consultation to answer your project-specific questions. Whether you are just getting started or wrapping up your analysis, an economist can coach you through the process.

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Project Review



Have your IMPLAN study and report reviewed by the experts who know IMPLAN best. Submit your IMPLAN Models and finished report prior to publication for a review by 2 IMPLAN economists. Within 3 business days, IMPLAN will provide you with written feedback and suggestions based on our review for an up to 50-page report. Once you receive our feedback, we’ll schedule a 30-minute phone consultation with 1 economist to answer further questions and provide additional service. 

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Come to IMPLAN HQ for Economic Training



These classroom style trainings, led by IMPLAN economists, will equip you with the tools and insights necessary to run your own, unique impact analysis. 

See our upcoming training dates

Come to IMPLAN HQ for Economic Training



These classroom style trainings, led by IMPLAN economists, will equip you with the tools and insights necessary to run your own, unique impact analysis. 

See our upcoming training dates

24/7 Economic Knowledge



You can access the IMPLAN Knowledge Base, Users Guide, IMPLAN Community Forum, and more online at your convenience. Browse our robust support library.

Explore the support library

24/7 Economic Knowledge



You can access the IMPLAN Knowledge Base, Users Guide, IMPLAN Community Forum, and more online at your convenience. Browse our robust support library.

Explore the support library

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IMPLAN Data Sources

What are IMPLAN’s Data Sources?

Economic data is collected by a vast number of government entities. While each individual group assembles data within their own framework, IMPLAN’s data scientists convert this raw data into a consistent form for your individualized use. So what sources provide the foundation for IMPLAN?

Main Raw Data Sources



  • National Income and Product Accounts (NIPAs) – Serve as governing controls for the majority of data elements (e.g., total U.S. employment, GDP, capital investment, personal consumption expenditure (PCE) spending)
  • Benchmark I-O tables – Source of production functions
  • Regional Economic Accounts (REA) – Source of employee compensation (EC) and proprietor employment and Income
  • GDP-by-State Series – Source of output for farming, manufacturing, and other sectors
  • Other data from BEA: Past-year deflators, State-level tax data, County-level personal income, Net commuting rates

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

  • Census of Agriculture – Source of county-level farm-sector output
  • National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) – Source of state-level value of production for farm sectors
  • Economic Research Service (ERS) – Source of state-level sales for farm sectors

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Quarterly Covered Employment and Wages (QCEW) Data – Source of county-level wage and salary employment and income
  • Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) – Allows breaking out of the NIPA PCE data among IMPLAN’s 9 household income categories

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

  • County Business Patterns (CBP) – Source of establishment counts by employment size-classes to the zip-code level
  • Annual Survey of Manufacturers (ASM) – Source of output and inventory for manufacturing sectors
  • U.S.-level construction sector output
  • U.S.-level foreign exports and imports
  • Census of Government Finances – Source of revenue and spending by state, county, and city governments

Source: U.S. Census Bureau



Main Raw Data Sources



  • National Income and Product Accounts (NIPAs) – Serve as governing controls for the majority of data elements (e.g., total U.S. employment, GDP, capital investment, personal consumption expenditure (PCE) spending)
  • Benchmark I-O tables – Source of production functions
  • Regional Economic Accounts (REA) – Source of employee compensation (EC) and proprietor employment and Income
  • GDP-by-State Series – Source of output for farming, manufacturing, and other sectors
  • Other data from BEA: Past-year deflators, State-level tax data, County-level personal income, Net commuting rates

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

  • Census of Agriculture – Source of county-level farm-sector output
  • National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) – Source of state-level value of production for farm sectors
  • Economic Research Service (ERS) – Source of state-level sales for farm sectors

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Quarterly Covered Employment and Wages (QCEW) Data – Source of county-level wage and salary employment and income
  • Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) – Allows breaking out of the NIPA PCE data among IMPLAN’s 9 household income categories

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

  • County Business Patterns (CBP) – Source of establishment counts by employment size-classes to the zip-code level
  • Annual Survey of Manufacturers (ASM) – Source of output and inventory for manufacturing sectors
  • U.S.-level construction sector output
  • U.S.-level foreign exports and imports
  • Census of Government Finances – Source of revenue and spending by state, county, and city governments

Source: U.S. Census Bureau



Supplemental Raw Data Sources



Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) 

  • Source of railroad employee data (since they are not covered by Federal unemployment insurance programs)

United States Forest Service Federal Timber Sales Data

  • Source of county-level, current-year data with no non-disclosures for federal timber sales

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

  • Source of higher education employment

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Statistics Division

  • Source of commercial fishing output

Read about IMPLAN’s data sources and collection processes

Supplemental Raw Data Sources



Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) 

  • Source of railroad employee data (since they are not covered by Federal unemployment insurance programs)

United States Forest Service Federal Timber Sales Data

  • Source of county-level, current-year data with no non-disclosures for federal timber sales

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

  • Source of higher education employment

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Statistics Division

  • Source of commercial fishing output

Read about IMPLAN’s data sources and collection processes

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IMPLAN Data

The Most Comprehensive Economic Dataset at Your Fingertips

Thousands of data points from more than 90 sources make up the most transparent and relied-upon portrait of the economy.

What IMPLAN Data Contains



IMPLAN data contains 536 sectors representing all private industries in the United States (anything from grain farming to surgical appliance manufacturing) as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Employment, employee compensation, industry expenditures, commodity demands, relationships between industries, and more are collected to form IMPLAN’s ever-growing database.

See where IMPLAN data comes from

What IMPLAN Data Contains



IMPLAN data contains 536 sectors representing all private industries in the United States (anything from grain farming to surgical appliance manufacturing) as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Employment, employee compensation, industry expenditures, commodity demands, relationships between industries, and more are collected to form IMPLAN’s ever-growing database.

See where IMPLAN data comes from

Thorough and Extensive Data



IMPLAN data is compiled from a sprawling assortment of disclosed government sources to form Social Accounting Matrices (SAMs) which provide a complete portrait of the economy for every zip-code, county, and state in the U.S.


Examine regional economic data including population, households, the Shannon-Weaver Diversity Index, and total value added (GDP).


Review industry-specific and institutional demand economic data including industry output, employment, and value added data (like employee compensation, proprietor income, other property income, and taxes on production and imports).


Investigate county-to-county trade flows for every commodity found in the IMPLAN sectoring scheme.

Collected Responsibly and Presented Transparently



With IMPLAN there are no secrets. See the background data used to build your input-output models and calculate your impacts. You can even view the detailed multipliers.

Constructing our expansive database of regional economic data requires compiling information from a variety of economic sources. All sources are openly stated and credited. 

Because some sources do not release new data annually, IMPLAN’s data team estimates the missing pieces and converts them into one consistent format.

See what goes into producing IMPLAN data

Collected Responsibly and Presented Transparently



With IMPLAN there are no secrets. See the background data used to build your input-output models and calculate your impacts. You can even view the detailed multipliers.

Constructing our expansive database of regional economic data requires compiling information from a variety of economic sources. All sources are openly stated and credited. 

Because some sources do not release new data annually, IMPLAN’s data team estimates the missing pieces and converts them into one consistent format.

See what goes into producing IMPLAN data

Always Up-to-Date



IMPLAN data is updated annually, so you can be sure that your models are based on the most recent data available.

As the economy evolves, so does IMPLAN’s data. Along with every new data release, IMPLAN uses contemporary methodologies and a standardized sectoring scheme to update prior data sets.

Check out the latest data release notes

Always Up-to-Date



IMPLAN data is updated annually, so you can be sure that your models are based on the most recent data available.

As the economy evolves, so does IMPLAN’s data. Along with every new data release, IMPLAN uses contemporary methodologies and a standardized sectoring scheme to update prior data sets.

Check out the latest data release notes

Your Data Pairs With IMPLAN



Your expertise makes IMPLAN smarter. Bring your own local knowledge into IMPLAN and customize the data for a representative and tailored analysis.


IMPLAN offers the flexibility to adjust the ratio of input purchases to output; to alter the amounts of each input required by an industry; to set values for industry sales, employment, and payroll; and more. IMPLAN lets you be as involved in the analytical process as you choose.


Review the background data to augment with your own additional known data.

See just how easy it is to make the data work for you

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Platform

Stop Guessing, Start Knowing

IMPLAN employs the most thorough economic data available and pairs it with the most advanced economic impact modeling application to deliver the information you’re seeking after just a few clicks.

All the Economic Data You Desire



The combination of IMPLAN’s data and analytical application provides analysts with the most complete and comprehensive picture of any economic event and its effects.

IMPLAN’s economic data is constantly being vetted by industry-leading economic research analysts. Experts consistently agree that it is the most accurate and reliable data available.

Learn about IMPLAN data

All the Economic Data You Desire



The combination of IMPLAN’s data and analytical application provides analysts with the most complete and comprehensive picture of any economic event and its effects.

IMPLAN’s economic data is constantly being vetted by industry-leading economic research analysts. Experts consistently agree that it is the most accurate and reliable data available.

Learn about IMPLAN data

Intuitive Modeling in a User-Friendly Package



Whether you’re a seasoned researcher or just getting into the economic modeling game, IMPLAN is designed to be simple to use while giving you the power to be as methodologically rigorous as you desire.

Learn more about the IMPLAN Application

Intuitive Modeling in a User-Friendly Package



Whether you’re a seasoned researcher or just getting into the economic modeling game, IMPLAN is designed to be simple to use while giving you the power to be as methodologically rigorous as you desire.

Learn more about the IMPLAN Application

Our Team Supports Your Success



Your personal, in-house customer success manager is standing by to help you get the most out of the data and the app no matter how complex your study might be.

When you want even more hands-on help, we’ve got a team of support economists and project consultation options to take advantage of.

Learn more about IMPLAN support services

Our Team Supports Your Success



Your personal, in-house customer success manager is standing by to help you get the most out of the data and the app no matter how complex your study might be.

When you want even more hands-on help, we’ve got a team of support economists and project consultation options to take advantage of.

Learn more about IMPLAN support services

Ready to see IMPLAN in action for yourself?



The IMPLAN Application

Meet the Dashboard for Your Economy

See why IMPLAN is the leading data modeling application at the cutting edge
of economic theory and practice.

Foundations Rooted in Long-Standing Economic Theory



IMPLAN is based on the input-output economic model. Input-output analysis is a form of economic analysis based on the interdependencies between economic sectors. Input-output is commonly used to estimate the impacts of “shocks” to an economy and to analyze their resulting ripple effects. 

Read about the history of Input-Output modeling

Foundations Rooted in Long-Standing Economic Theory



IMPLAN is based on the input-output economic model. Input-output analysis is a form of economic analysis based on the interdependencies between economic sectors. Input-output is commonly used to estimate the impacts of “shocks” to an economy and to analyze their resulting ripple effects. 

Read about the history of Input-Output modeling

What Once Took Weeks Can be Done in Minutes



IMPLAN saves you time and effort by providing a sophisticated input-output modeling application that incorporates over 90 authoritative data sources to support your analysis. You no longer have to go hunting for economic data from multiple sources. Harnessing the power of the cloud, the application is so advanced that it makes economic impact analysis, a once arduous and laborious task, more efficient. 

See how economic modeling is now more fluid

What Once Took Weeks Can be Done in Minutes



IMPLAN saves you time and effort by providing a sophisticated input-output modeling application that incorporates over 90 authoritative data sources to support your analysis. You no longer have to go hunting for economic data from multiple sources. Harnessing the power of the cloud, the application is so advanced that it makes economic impact analysis, a once arduous and laborious task, more efficient. 

See how economic modeling is now more fluid

An Interface That Makes Exploring and Modeling Your Economy Easy



Start your analysis wherever you want—whether choosing a region or describing your economic event. Providing just one data point, like industry sales, employment, employee compensation, or proprietor income, is enough to launch a sophisticated analysis. IMPLAN’s application also makes it easy to duplicate, edit, save, and export your work.

See it in action for yourself

An Interface That Makes Exploring and Modeling Your Economy Easy



Start your analysis wherever you want—whether choosing a region or describing your economic event. Providing just one data point, like industry sales, employment, employee compensation, or proprietor income, is enough to launch a sophisticated analysis. IMPLAN’s application also makes it easy to duplicate, edit, save, and export your work.

See it in action for yourself

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Find Your Answers in the Application



IMPLAN’s application allows you to run numerous analyses to obtain the exact information you’re looking for. 

See how people are gaining insight

Find Your Answers in the Application



IMPLAN’s application allows you to run numerous analyses to obtain the exact information you’re looking for. 

See how people are gaining insight

Ready to see IMPLAN in action for yourself?