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Economic Impact Analysis

Ever wish you had a crystal ball to see into your community's future?  The IMPLAN model isn't exactly a crystal ball, but can help you see how certain economic strategies might perform.

The IMPLAN model is used to help communities compare the number of jobs created and local income that would be generated from different economic development projects.

The IMPLAN model is also used to:

  • Identify the economic impact (new revenue, jobs and income) of a new business on the local economy.

  • Identify the structure (economic makeup) of a county, regional or state economy and how it has changed over time.

  • Identify the impart and exports of a county region or state economy.

  • Determine how economic policies will affect the income of different income groups and different geographic regions.

  • Determine the economic impact or importance of an industry to the Arkansas economy.

Publications available

For more information please contact your local county Extension agent or contact Dr. Wayne Miller, Extension Economist - Community Development (501) 671-2072.


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Last Date Modified 10/03/2011

University of Arkansas • Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
2301 South University Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204 • USA
Phone (501) 671-2000 • Fax (501) 671-2209