Household Spending Profiles

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    Hi Alan. To model the impact of incoming populations using an average household income range of ($50 -75K), you will need to import a household spending pattern for this income group in the IMPLAN Model. This spending pattern represents the spending of households making between $50,000 and $75,000 annually. To do this, you can navigate to Setup Activities>Activity Options>Import>Institution Spending Patterns and select the Institution Spending Pattern for Households ($50 -75K) >Import to bring into your model. When you click Analyze Scenario Results> New Scenario, name your scenario, and then for “Scenario Level, you will enter the amount of the disposal income increase that you want to model its impact. This is the amount of new income that you believe the new population will generate from moving into your study region. The value you enter as scenario level (which should equal the disposable income) will all be spent on purchases of goods and services, so you will want to remove employee and employer income taxes and savings before running your model. I hope this answers your question. Please contact us if we can be of further help.
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