ERIC Number: ED314223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Implan Modeling Applications in State and Regional Development. Staff Paper P89-15.
Maki, Wilbur; And Others
Implan (Impact Analysis for Planning) is a microcomputer-based system for constructing regional economic accounts and input-output tables. It is currently maintained by the U.S. Forest Service at the Fort Collins Computer Center (Colorado) with assistance from the University of Minnesota. It provides software capabilities and a data base for constructing a 528-industry transactions table and related intermediate and final demand, value added, and import and export sectors for any county or combination of counties in the United States. Implan also can be used in the construction of input-output tables for regions outside the United States. Implan applications of input-output modeling in economic development focus on impact studies and analysis and planning. Research concerns about the economic effects of changes in local economic activity and the measurement and analysis of these effects are addressed. Also addressed are management concerns about changing markets and resource supplies and implications for business and community development. This paper attempts to relate the various Implan applications to the building of an effective and accessible information-yielding capability for education and planning in state and regional development. The software allows the preparation of scenarios of alternative regional and community futures that have a high degree of accuracy in representing regional and community economic constraints, resources, threats, and opportunities. This paper contains 20 references, 4 figures, and 2 tables. (ALL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Inst. of Agriculture, Forestry, and Home Economics.
Note: Figures 3-1 and 4, and tables 1 and 2 will not reproduce adequately in paper copy.