From Open Energy Information

IMPLAN is used to create complete, extremely detailed social accounting matrices and multiplier models of local economies. The IMPLAN software and data sets provide information about how economies function. They are founded on proven scientific methods of measuring economic change and annually collected federal data. With this information, analysts must use their own skills to frame an impact problem, to determine whether IMPLAN is an appropriate tool to examine the economic impacts of their problem, and to decide the meaning of results.

"Minnesota IMPLAN Group, Inc (MIG, Inc) are the developers of the IMPLAN® economic impact modeling system. IMPLAN® is used to create complete, extremely detailed Social Accounting Matrices and Multiplier Models of local economies. MIG, Inc. provides software tools, region-specific data (see Products), and outstanding technical support to enable users to make in-depth examinations of state, multi-county, county, sub-county, and metropolitan regional economies. MIG, Inc. has been developing complex localized databases, conducting IMPLAN® training workshops and distributing IMPLAN® software to public and private organizations since 1993."


  1.  "IMPLAN - About Us"