IMPLAN is an economic impact assessment modeling system. It allows the user to easily build economic models to estimate the impacts of economic changes in their states, counties, or communities. Full description:

What Is It?

Modeling and analysis tool - Socioeconomic models


  • Tool has a GUI available

  • Tool does simulations

  • Tool handles socio-economic impacts

  • Visualization capabilities: Only what is afforded by exporting tables to Excel or other such programs

  • Additional information: Provides defaults for easy analysis, but affords user full transparency for advanced customization.

Expertise Needed

Technical expertise: Basic computer skills sufficient

Scientific expertise: Some scientific background necessary

Types of Data Needed

Equipment needs: Windows 95/98/ME/NT 4.0/2000/ XP

Resource Requirements: User needs to have or learn a basic familiarity with input-output analysis. offers training.

Input formats: User enters direct effects 

Output formats: printable reports and electronic formats

How Do I Get It?


Tool cost: $450 software, $200 county profile, $400 state, $475 Zip Code -- Package pricing is available

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Contact Information

Developer: IMPLAN Group, LLC


Phone: 651-439-4421 x1

Address: 16740 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Suite 206, Huntersville, NC 28078