Descriptive Name
Project Description

Analysis Level
Optional for all levels.

Definition
A brief (80 character) description of the project.

How its Used
Used as a title in all project- or analysis-related reports and screens..

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Descriptive Name
Is this project profile for a school system? (Y/N)

Analysis Level
Required for all levels.

Definition
A yes/no option that defines how the project data are combined with community data.

How its Used
Certain calculations differ according to whether the impact is for a school system. For example, the commuting pattern information in the community profile is defined differently for school districts, and there are many data not needed for school districts that may be required for other districts, such as utility supply.

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Descriptive Name
Choose a location for the facility

Analysis Level
Required for all levels.

Definition
If the project is for a school district analysis, the optional locations for the facility are either "inside the school district," or "outside of the district." If the project is not for a school district, then the options are for the facility to be located in either an "incorporated area" (city, for example), or "unincorporated area."

How its Used
Certain calculations differ according to where the the facility is located. For example, the commuting pattern information in the community profile is defined differently for school districts, cities, incorporated areas, or unincorporated areas. Similarly, tax rates may also differ depending upon location.

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Descriptive Name
Time Horizon

Analysis Level
Required for all levels

Definition
The number of years for this projectís analysis. The maximum years for any analysis is 20. These values are entered as the number of years and not in calendar format, i.e., 10 for a ten year analysis and not 2019 for a ten year analysis from 2009 to 2019.

How its Used
Used to tell LOCI how many years to run the analysis. The starting year is always 1, so there is no reason to input that value. The ending year is any value between 1 and 20 depending on how long you want to run the analysis.

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Descriptive Name
NAICS Code for the Facility

Analysis Level
Optional for all levels

Definition
A pull-down menu allows a four-digit NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) code to be assigned for the facility.

How its Used
It forms part of the title used in reporting.

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