How is IMPLAN Used?

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

IMPLAN users are constantly finding novel ways to put economic modeling to work. Here’s how a handful of people found the answers they were looking for and affected economic change to impact their communities.

Economic Data for Leading Research



IMPLAN is the preferred data solution for economic researchers. With IMPLAN, you can evaluate the contributions of existing industries and the impacts of changes at all levels of the economy.

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Economic Data for Leading Research



IMPLAN is the preferred data solution for economic researchers. With IMPLAN, you can evaluate the contributions of existing industries and the impacts of changes at all levels of the economy.

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Improve Economic Development Through Data



IMPLAN is a thorough way to examine and evaluate new development opportunities and the impacts from local business enhancements. It is an essential resource to inform your economic development efforts and hone your site selection and industrial targeting strategies.

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Improve Economic Development Through Data



IMPLAN is a thorough way to examine and evaluate new development opportunities and the impacts from local business enhancements. It is an essential resource to inform your economic development efforts and hone your site selection and industrial targeting strategies.

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Make Decisions on the Basis of Benefit



IMPLAN grants decision makers the ability to analyze economic legislation repercussions, tax incentives, energy efficiency programs, and the impacts from social programs. Our data and platform ensure that a total economic examination can be completed in order to make informed policy proposals and justify budgetary decisions. 

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Make Decisions on the Basis of Benefit



IMPLAN grants decision makers the ability to analyze economic legislation repercussions, tax incentives, energy efficiency programs, and the impacts from social programs. Our data and platform ensure that a total economic examination can be completed in order to make informed policy proposals and justify budgetary decisions. 

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Advocate Your Cause with Everything You Influence



IMPLAN analyses demonstrate the wide reach of your industry and the other businesses supported by it.  See detailed components of your impact like jobs supported and taxes generated.

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Advocate Your Cause with Everything You Influence



IMPLAN analyses demonstrate the wide reach of your industry and the other businesses supported by it.  See detailed components of your impact like jobs supported and taxes generated.

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Build Better Business Through Economic Insight



Make smart choices through informed modeling. Define what you support among your supply chain, the economic impact of business expansion, and the value you contribute to a community from your business’ presence or relocation. 

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Build Better Business Through Economic Insight



Make smart choices through informed modeling. Define what you support among your supply chain, the economic impact of business expansion, and the value you contribute to a community from your business’ presence or relocation. 

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Customized Solutions for Any Economic Question



We’ll bring the data, you bring the brains. No matter how specialized or varied your client base may be, IMPLAN is flexible enough to work for you. See how analysts like you find creative ways to use IMPLAN. 

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Customized Solutions for Any Economic Question



We’ll bring the data, you bring the brains. No matter how specialized or varied your client base may be, IMPLAN is flexible enough to work for you. See how analysts like you find creative ways to use IMPLAN. 

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Solutions

You’ve Got Questions. We’ve Got Answers.

All over the world researchers of every stripe have been investigating economic questions with IMPLAN for decades. These are their stories.

Who Uses IMPLAN?



Advocates, decision-makers, and business leaders use IMPLAN to gain insight into the influence that their decisions and operations have on their economies. IMPLAN arms you with the key insights to communicate your cause through intuitive data.

Who uses IMPLAN?

Who Uses IMPLAN?



Advocates, decision-makers, and business leaders use IMPLAN to gain insight into the influence that their decisions and operations have on their economies. IMPLAN arms you with the key insights to communicate your cause through intuitive data.

Who uses IMPLAN?

How is IMPLAN Used?



IMPLAN users model custom economic impacts, learn how economies function, and even quantify contributions to them. The application is designed to make the process simple.

Groups across all industries are using impact analyses to quantify the value of their work and learning more about their local economies to improve their decision-making.

How is IMPLAN used?

How is IMPLAN Used?



IMPLAN users model custom economic impacts, learn how economies function, and even quantify contributions to them. The application is designed to make the process simple.

Groups across all industries are using impact analyses to quantify the value of their work and learning more about their local economies to improve their decision-making.

How is IMPLAN used?

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Research with IMPLAN

Economic Data for Leading Research

It’s by academics like you that IMPLAN was first designed and built. When called upon for your economic expertise, use the most trusted economic modeling software out there.

Education and Research



Data and multipliers are the basis for countless analyses each year which expand the understanding of economics. The IMPLAN model is designed with flexibility in mind for your customizations.

You can augment our data with your own, including: 

  • Imports/exports
  • Spending patterns
  • Employment figures
  • And more, to ensure the most accurate representative results.


How Cornell Cooperative Extension Found the Economic Contribution of Apples


Education and Research



Data and multipliers are the basis for countless analyses each year which expand the understanding of economics. The IMPLAN model is designed with flexibility in mind for your customizations.

You can augment our data with your own, including: 

  • Imports/exports
  • Spending patterns
  • Employment figures
  • And more, to ensure the most accurate representative results.


How Cornell Cooperative Extension Found the Economic Contribution of Apples


Map Economic Changes



IMPLAN’s input-output model analyzes supply chains and backward linkages at all levels of the economy including:

  • Workforce changes
  • Businesses locating to a region
  • Tourism events
  • Organization contributions
  • Multi-Region Input-Output


How MSU Accelerated Their Research Facility Funding


Map Economic Changes



IMPLAN’s input-output model analyzes supply chains and backward linkages at all levels of the economy including:

  • Workforce changes
  • Businesses locating to a region
  • Tourism events
  • Organization contributions
  • Multi-Region Input-Output


How MSU Accelerated Their Research Facility Funding


University Impact Analysis



Higher Ed institutions are crucial to the support of their communities. University impacts reach far beyond jobs supported or an initial investment. Quantify the regional economic benefits from university initiatives like: 

  • Operations
  • University programs
  • Student spending


How the University of Illinois’s Research Park Impacted the Economy


University Impact Analysis



Higher Ed institutions are crucial to the support of their communities. University impacts reach far beyond jobs supported or an initial investment. Quantify the regional economic benefits from university initiatives like: 

  • Operations
  • University programs
  • Student spending


How the University of Illinois’s Research Park Impacted the Economy


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Who Uses IMPLAN?

You’re in Good Company

You don’t have to look very hard to find those who are studying their economies in almost every industry imaginable.

Higher Ed Institutions



IMPLAN was born of academics and remains the first choice of higher education today. Learn more about how economic researchers continue to push the boundaries of what is possible with IMPLAN.

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Higher Ed Institutions



IMPLAN was born of academics and remains the first choice of higher education today. Learn more about how economic researchers continue to push the boundaries of what is possible with IMPLAN.

Research with IMPLAN

Economic Development Organizations



Before you can break ground, communities need the right data to make informed recommendations. See how IMPLAN allows you to quantify potential economic benefits. 

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Economic Development Organizations



Before you can break ground, communities need the right data to make informed recommendations. See how IMPLAN allows you to quantify potential economic benefits. 

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Governments



Governments strive to maximize their resources. Data-driven decision making leads to smarter legislation and happy constituents. See how IMPLAN arms you with intuitive economic figures to inform policy .

Inform Policy with IMPLAN

Governments



Governments strive to maximize their resources. Data-driven decision making leads to smarter legislation and happy constituents. See how IMPLAN arms you with intuitive economic figures to inform policy .

Inform Policy with IMPLAN

Associations



Advocacy groups are always on the lookout for the best tools and offerings to provide to their members. When you need to promote a cause, quantifying your industry’s economic value is crucial. Learn how IMPLAN helps you demonstrate your contributions.

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Associations



Advocacy groups are always on the lookout for the best tools and offerings to provide to their members. When you need to promote a cause, quantifying your industry’s economic value is crucial. Learn how IMPLAN helps you demonstrate your contributions.

Advocate with IMPLAN

Corporations



Impacts from business ripple through every corner of the economy. Your economic footprint encompasses not only your employees, but your supply chain and their  employees. Define your local economy and demonstrate how your contribution makes an impact with IMPLAN. 

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Corporations



Impacts from business ripple through every corner of the economy. Your economic footprint encompasses not only your employees, but your supply chain and their  employees. Define your local economy and demonstrate how your contribution makes an impact with IMPLAN. 

Evaluate with IMPLAN

Consulting



Your clients rely on you for accurate, convincing reports. You can trust IMPLAN to provide a solid data foundation for your analyses. Learn how IMPLAN can work for your clients’ diverse needs.

Impress with IMPLAN

Consulting



Your clients rely on you for accurate, convincing reports. You can trust IMPLAN to provide a solid data foundation for your analyses. Learn how IMPLAN can work for your clients’ diverse needs.

Impress with IMPLAN

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Consult Using IMPLAN

Customized Solutions for Economic Consulting

Client projects vary, so the capabilities you need range considerably. IMPLAN offers personally tailored solutions to attain the required deliverable accurately and efficiently.

Save Time with a Ready-Built Tool



  • Complete rudimentary analyses out of the box in minutes without customizations.
  • Don’t spend time sourcing all your own figures. Trust your study’s accuracy as IMPLAN’s modeling tool is built with the most recent economic data.


How Baker Tilly Helped Define the Value of a Family-Owned Business


Save Time with a Ready-Built Tool



  • Complete rudimentary analyses out of the box in minutes without customizations.
  • Don’t spend time sourcing all your own figures. Trust your study’s accuracy as IMPLAN’s modeling tool is built with the most recent economic data.


How Baker Tilly Helped Define the Value of a Family-Owned Business


Build Trust Through Transparency



  • IMPLAN lets you see everything we do, so all data sources are verifiable, supported, and defensible to your clients.
  • We’ll give you the language you need to explain complex concepts to your clients and write compelling reports.


How Nashville Partnered with a Consultant to Revitalize Their Fairground


Build Trust Through Transparency



  • IMPLAN lets you see everything we do, so all data sources are verifiable, supported, and defensible to your clients.
  • We’ll give you the language you need to explain complex concepts to your clients and write compelling reports.


How Nashville Partnered with a Consultant to Revitalize Their Fairground


Editable to Your Specifications



  • Use your client’s data and knowledge to modify IMPLAN data to your requirements.
  • Isolate just the geographies your clients want and provide only the results they need.
  • Export industry details, commodity demands, area demographics, and more for every geography you study.


How Mixed-Use Development was Approved with the Help of Impact Data


Editable to Your Specifications



  • Use your client’s data and knowledge to modify IMPLAN data to your requirements.
  • Isolate just the geographies your clients want and provide only the results they need.
  • Export industry details, commodity demands, area demographics, and more for every geography you study.


How Mixed-Use Development was Approved with the Help of Impact Data


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Evaluate Economic Footprint with IMPLAN

Build Better Business Through Economic Insight

All businesses strive for better insight. Retail, medical services, logistics, food production—whatever your business, IMPLAN gives you the data needed to consider the effect your business has on your supply chain and region.

Understand Your Economic Footprint



Present consistent figures for external and internal stakeholders. Calculate economic contribution and tax value generated based on increases in areas like: 

  • Employment
  • Wages
  • Business output


How the Potential Economic Contribution of Amazon’s HQ2 was Quantified


Understand Your Economic Footprint



Present consistent figures for external and internal stakeholders. Calculate economic contribution and tax value generated based on increases in areas like: 

  • Employment
  • Wages
  • Business output


How the Potential Economic Contribution of Amazon’s HQ2 was Quantified


Define the Economic Reach of Your Business



Inform studies of corporate site selection or relocation, business operations adjustments, and more. Calculate the overarching benefit your business represents for your economic region.



How the Mayo Clinic Gauged Their Value


Define the Economic Reach of Your Business



Inform studies of corporate site selection or relocation, business operations adjustments, and more. Calculate the overarching benefit your business represents for your economic region.



How the Mayo Clinic Gauged Their Value


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Advocate with IMPLAN

Find your Footprint, Advocate Your Cause

Your economic footprint extends far beyond your industry—it supports multiple facets of the economy. With IMPLAN you can quantify how vital the linkages between your industry and others are to the economic ecosystem.

Use Data as an Advocacy Tool



  • Model your industry’s contribution to the economy in terms of percentage of real GDP. 
  • Use your IMPLAN findings to expose your members’ value.


How Craft Brewing Revolutionized an Industry


Use Data as an Advocacy Tool



  • Model your industry’s contribution to the economy in terms of percentage of real GDP. 
  • Use your IMPLAN findings to expose your members’ value.


How Craft Brewing Revolutionized an Industry


Measure Your Worth to Specific Audiences



  • Identify and promote your industry to the greater economic area and its decision makers. 
  • Define your own custom region and demonstrate your economic impact in totality.


How the New York Apple Association Determined Their Economic Contribution


Measure Your Worth to Specific Audiences



  • Identify and promote your industry to the greater economic area and its decision makers. 
  • Define your own custom region and demonstrate your economic impact in totality.


How the New York Apple Association Determined Their Economic Contribution


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Inform Policy with IMPLAN

Make Decisions on the Basis of Benefit

Make the most of all available information and ensure the economic health of your citizens. Convey the influence of your policies, daily functions, and tax decisions at federal, state, and local levels.

Evaluate the Effects of Government Programs



  • Assess the tax impacts of any incentive program including Opportunity Zones and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocations.
  • Generate reliable statistics to assess policy decisions such as public investment, zoning changes, and more.
  • Analyze the net effects of government programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), low income housing, tax credits, and others.
  • Inform revisions of legacy legislation to benefit the economy of today.


How NMTC-funded Development Efforts Benefit Low-Income Communities


Evaluate the Effects of Government Programs



  • Assess the tax impacts of any incentive program including Opportunity Zones and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocations.
  • Generate reliable statistics to assess policy decisions such as public investment, zoning changes, and more.
  • Analyze the net effects of government programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), low income housing, tax credits, and others.
  • Inform revisions of legacy legislation to benefit the economy of today.


How NMTC-funded Development Efforts Benefit Low-Income Communities


Identify High-Yield Industries to Inform Development



  • Compare energy-producing industry contributions with JEDI, a federal jobs calculator designed to be used with IMPLAN multipliers.
  • Discover which industries have the greatest job support potential. 
  • Examine growth industries to accelerate community economic development.


How the National Park Service Estimated Its Contribution to the National GDP


Identify High-Yield Industries to Inform Development



  • Compare energy-producing industry contributions with JEDI, a federal jobs calculator designed to be used with IMPLAN multipliers.
  • Discover which industries have the greatest job support potential. 
  • Examine growth industries to accelerate community economic development.


How the National Park Service Estimated Its Contribution to the National GDP


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Economic Development Using IMPLAN

Improve Economic Development Through Data

Economic development efforts require profound insight and deliberate action. Partner with IMPLAN to supercharge your local economy and see a complete portrait of interconnected industries.

Examine Your Local Economy



Economic developers need a granular perspective to bring regional economics to life. Explore your local economy as you define it.

  • Easily analyze economic data down to the zip code level.
  • Create custom regions based on your economic area. 
  • Reveal dependencies and gaps within your supply chain and industries based on actual demand.


How Elkhart, Indiana Revitalized Its Riverfront


Examine Your Local Economy



Economic developers need a granular perspective to bring regional economics to life. Explore your local economy as you define it.

  • Easily analyze economic data down to the zip code level.
  • Create custom regions based on your economic area. 
  • Reveal dependencies and gaps within your supply chain and industries based on actual demand.


How Elkhart, Indiana Revitalized Its Riverfront


Quantify the Impact of Your Activity on the Community



  • Evaluate the impact that tax credits, incentives, and grants have on community economic development.
  • Define the benefits of tourism investments.
  • Compare projects based on infusion of outside spending.


How Baltimore Evaluated Reinvestment in the Inner Harbor


Quantify the Impact of Your Activity on the Community



  • Evaluate the impact that tax credits, incentives, and grants have on community economic development.
  • Define the benefits of tourism investments.
  • Compare projects based on infusion of outside spending.


How Baltimore Evaluated Reinvestment in the Inner Harbor


Analyze Potential Effects from Business Shifts



  • Calculate the uplift felt from new businesses relocating to your area.
  • Determine potential impacts prior to site selection. 
  • Anticipate the ripple effects experienced from a business closure within your community.


How Lynchburg Determined the Economic Impact of a New Assisted Living Facility


Analyze Potential Effects from Business Shifts



  • Calculate the uplift felt from new businesses relocating to your area.
  • Determine potential impacts prior to site selection. 
  • Anticipate the ripple effects experienced from a business closure within your community.


How Lynchburg Determined the Economic Impact of a New Assisted Living Facility


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