County vs. statewide impact size


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    Michael Nealy


    This is not uncommon to see when comparing Results of a County level impact to that same impact on the state level. Thinking about why this could be the case, remember that the Results generated for a Region are going to be based on all of the regional specific identities and relationships (Output per worker, Regional Purchasing Coefficients, etc.).  All of these factors will vary by county, but the state level data will reflect an average across all counties in the state. These statewide averages can be drastically different than that of a particular county, leading to Results either being much larger, or smaller, when comparing the two.

    Hope this helps!

    Michael Nealy

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