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Forbes: Hawaii Ranks 45th for Business, Careers
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Forbes: The Best States for Business and Careers

LINK: 50 State Report

Hawaii Profile

Tourism and the U.S. military are the significant drivers of Hawaii’s $75 billion economy.  Hawaii has one of the most onerous business tax situations. Another drawback: the highest cost of living in the U.S. Hawaii’s median home price of $560,000 is $130,000 more than any other state.  Tough to beat the weather though.

Hawaii Rank in Forbes Lists 

Hawaii At a Glance

  • Population: 1,409,600
  • Governor: Neil Abercrombie
  • Median Household Income:$69,200
  • Job Growth (2014): 1%
  • Cost of Doing Business: 30.1% above nat'l avg
  • College Attainment: 31.2%
  • Net Migration (2013): 6,000
  • Moody's Bond Rating: Aa2
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