Region 9 has staff is trained in IMPLAN® economic modeling that can measure the economic impact of many community projects. MIG, Inc (formerly Minnesota IMPLAN Group, Inc.) is the provider of the IMPLAN® (IMpact analysis for PLANning) economic impact modeling system and is used to create complete, extremely detailed Social Accounting Matrices and Multiplier Models of local economies. MIG, Inc. provides region-specific data so businesses can answer questions about proposed projects such as how many jobs will be created, or what is the economic impact to the community. Region 9 has assisted many groups to measure construction and program impacts.
Some scenarios that can be examined with IMPLAN® include:
The first step is to schedule a one hour scoping meeting to assess the viability of your project for Implan and to receive an estimate of costs and the time involved. Region 9 partners with the Southwest Small Business Development Center, La Plata Economic Development Alliance and Pagosa Springs CDC to provide IMPLAN® in the region and members of these organizations can see reduced fees for this service. For more information, please contact Donna Graves at 970-385-4897.
Region 9 will also request permission to make the results of an organization’s study available on our website as appropriate or as a printed report and/or cited in community presentations. Below are studies that have been approved for release.
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