IMPLAN Classroom Program Overview


IMPLAN Classroom is a program that allows college professors to teach economic impact analysis to their students with hands-on experience conducting research. Students are granted access to the same geographies purchased under the professor and have full access to examine details of their regions, create impacts, and view results. Students gain experience with not only the application, but also the critical thinking required to frame, analyze, interpret, and critique economic impact studies and regional analyses. 

Professors have access to the latest IMPLAN application and resources to teach their students anything from a basic analysis to complicated projects with the full range of IMPLAN data including environmental and occupational information. Students also receive full access to our support site and training on demand for those wishing to learn more outside of the classroom. 

Join over 250 students in 27 colleges that learned IMPLAN in the classroom last year.


  • Appalachian State
  • California State University San Marcos
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Florida State University 
  • Framingham State 
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Hunter College 
  • Louisiana State University
  • Murray State University 
  • Northeastern Illinois University 
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Portland State University
  • Purdue University Northwest
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Trinity College 
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois Chicago
  • University of Louisville 
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Minnesota   
  • University of Minnesota at Duluth
  • University of Nevada at Reno
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Southern Miss
  • Wingate University


If you want to learn about using IMPLAN in your classroom, simply email and we will reach out to go over the specifics. When you begin, we will share suggested readings, student exercise ideas, and even a slide deck to help you!



Presentation Slide Deck

Student Exercises

Suggested Readings


Written August 14, 2023

Updated February 8, 2024