transmission line local labor impacts
I am assessing the impacts at the county level of constructing a large scale electric transmission line. I have estimates of industry spending (sector 52), and the firm estimates that 90 % of the labor needed will come from outside the area due to its specialized nature. Does IMPLAN take that into account in estimating impacts, or do I need to apply a local purchase percentage?
IMPLAN does in fact account for Labor Income earned by "commuters" by deriving a regional specific commuting rate. How that rate is defined is outlined in our support article - How Commuter Employee Compensation is Estimated. In addition to this you may find the following articles helpful as well - Estimating Employee Compensation Adjustments for Known Commuting Rates, Construction: Building the Analysis.
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