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Friday, April 20, 2018
Boom Over? Hawaii Construction Employment Drops
By News Release @ 2:03 PM :: 401 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Rail

...Hawaii lost 1.9 percent of construction jobs between February and March....

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Thursday, April 05, 2018
Grassroot: Low unemployment masks Hawaii’s unhealthy economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:37 PM :: 694 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Labor

....Grassroot president says high taxes, regulations discourage higher-paying jobs....

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Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Financial Literacy--Hawaii Ranks 41st
By Selected News Articles @ 2:12 PM :: 508 Views :: Family, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...The housing-market collapse and following financial crisis reminded Americans of our obsession with debt and the dangers of quick access to finances for under-informed consumers....

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Sunday, March 04, 2018
Republican Tax Cuts Pump $1.3B into Hawaii Economy
By UHERO @ 1:30 AM :: 1770 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Democrat media unanimous: 'Nothing to see here'....

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Thursday, March 01, 2018
VIDEO: Why economic freedom matters to Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:59 PM :: 1420 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...José Torra, an economist and research director for Caminos de la Libertad in Mexico City....

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Hawaii Tourism Industry Set New Record Totals in 2017
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 730 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...$16.78 Billion in Visitor Spending; $1.96 Billion in Generated Tax Revenue; 9.38 Million Visitor Arrivals; 12.23 Million Air Seats Serving Hawai‘i; 204,000 Jobs Supported Statewide....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Hawaii: Economic Impact of Immigration
By Selected News Articles @ 1:13 PM :: 830 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...comparing the economic impact of foreign-born populations on the 50 states and the District of Columbia...

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Captive Insurance Puts $1B into Hawaii Banks
By News Release @ 12:46 PM :: 824 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii was ranked third in the U.S. based upon total premium, fourth in the U.S. for largest captive domiciles and eleventh in the world based on total number of active captive licenses....

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Friday, December 15, 2017
UHERO: Hawaii’s Long Expansion Gets Global Economic Lift
By UHERO @ 3:38 PM :: 1083 Views :: Economy, Tourism

...Improving global conditions provide a favorable environment for continued expansion in the Islands....

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Friday, December 15, 2017
One Down—44 to go
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:21 PM :: 859 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii's extremely modest creep up the ladder of economic freedom....

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Monday, November 27, 2017
New DLIR Website Tracks Military Spending in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 1093 Views :: Economy, Military

The Hawaii Defense Economy project is focused on enhancing understanding of the economic impact of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contracts and grants....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
DBEDT: 9.5M Tourists Expected in 2018
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 1139 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

"...air seats will increase by 8.5 percent during the first three quarters of 2018....”

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Monday, October 30, 2017
HR3990: Congress Moves to Limit Presidential Monument Authority
By News Release @ 9:06 PM :: 1312 Views :: Environment, Economy, Obama

...“Congress never intended to give one individual the power to unilaterally seize enormous swathes of our nation’s public lands…."

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Fastest Growing? Honolulu Ranks 333rd
By Selected News Articles @ 2:39 PM :: 1092 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Shortage of Affordable housing:  Its not the demand, its the supply ....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
UHERO: Economy Slowing, Despite Arrivals Boom
By UHERO @ 3:49 PM :: 1007 Views :: Economy

...the consequence of a flattening construction path and the natural effects of tightening labor markets....

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Friday, September 22, 2017
Oahu Construction Boom Ending: What Excuse Will HART Use Next?
By UHERO @ 4:04 PM :: 1902 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Rail

...number of significant condo and retail projects have wrapped up on Oahu, while fewer new buildings have broken ground, resulting in an overall reduction in construction activity and employment....

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Saturday, August 12, 2017
DBEDT: Hawaii Economy Slowing
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 1418 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...After two years of consecutive growth above 2 percent, Hawaii’s economy grew by 0.9 percent during the first quarter of 2017....

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Matson: Construction-Related Shipments Down
By Michael Hansen @ 11:59 PM :: 1257 Views :: Economy, Jones Act

...lower construction related cargo to Hawaii as the boom of high-rise condominium developments in Honolulu has begun to ebb....

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017
2017’s Best State Economies–Hawaii 39th
By Selected News Articles @ 11:47 PM :: 1856 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...48th – Percentage of Jobs in High-Tech Industries....

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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Paris Protocol: Devastating Economic Costs, Essentially Zero Environmental Benefits
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:59 PM :: 2472 Views :: Energy, Environment, Economy

...policies like those resulting from the Paris agreement will have little impact on global temperatures....

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Honolulu Construction Employment Down 1%–Maui up 8%
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 1998 Views :: Economy, Labor, Rail

...boom over, Honolulu down 300 jobs....

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Friday, May 19, 2017
UHERO County Forecast: Economies Still Growing, But Slowing
By UHERO @ 11:59 PM :: 1393 Views :: Economy, Tourism

Prospects are good for continued growth in each of Hawaii’s four counties, if at a slower pace than in recent years....

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Friday, May 12, 2017
Hawaii Politicians Steering a Course for Economic Decline like Bankrupt Puerto Rico
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 1479 Views :: Economy

...Hawaii's elected officials have been pursuing the same economic policies which led Puerto Rico, Detroit and Greece to become economic basket cases....

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Friday, May 12, 2017
Hawaii Expats: There's No Place Like Home
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:57 PM :: 2516 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

We're the Hawaii expats....

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Saturday, May 06, 2017
UHERO: Hawaii economy begins Trump Era in fine form
By UHERO @ 4:38 PM :: 1239 Views :: Economy

...the economic outlook for Hawaiʻi, which remains favorable, despite tremendous uncertainty about future U.S. policy....

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Friday, April 28, 2017
And the Winner is—Not Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:57 PM :: 1738 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

The most recent version of Rich States, Poor States has been released, and once again, Hawaii ends up on the wrong end of that title....

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Rich States-Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 43rd
By News Release @ 10:13 PM :: 2534 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...after the Legislature finishes raising taxes, Hawaii will be back up to 50th....

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Monday, April 17, 2017
Video: Free Market Solutions for Hawaii's Economy
By Video @ 11:51 PM :: 1430 Views :: Economy

Affordable housing, homelessness, the high cost of living, and unfunded state worker liabilities. These are just a few of the serious problems facing Hawaii's economy....

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Friday, March 03, 2017
UHERO Fears Trumpmonster: “Many things could go wrong in Washington”
By UHERO @ 3:51 PM :: 1392 Views :: Economy

"...Trump and the Republican Congress could disrupt health care, government employment, and public services...."

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Economy: DBEDT Drops 2017 Growth Projection to 1.8%
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 2071 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism
“The downward adjustment in Hawaii’s economic growth for 2017 was mainly due to the new projection on visitor expenditures for 2017”
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Sunday, January 15, 2017
UHERO Adjusts Economic Forecast Upward Thanks to Trump
By UHERO @ 1:37 AM :: 1573 Views :: Economy

...we have adjusted upward modestly our forecast for gross domestic product in 2017 to 2019....

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Friday, December 16, 2016
UHERO Panic Attack: Trump More Dangerous than China
By UHERO @ 2:47 PM :: 1893 Views :: Economy

...China (is not) as large a risk as the possibility of policy errors by the incoming Trump administration....

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Thursday, December 01, 2016
Harbors Division Fee Hike designed to boost $77M OHA Slush Fund?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:48 PM :: 3696 Views :: Economy, OHA, Taxes, Cost of Living

...OHA milked $12,684,000 from Harbors Division in 2015....

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Saturday, November 26, 2016
Are capitalism and spirituality incompatible?
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:44 PM :: 2410 Views :: Economy, Religion
Free markets can help the rich, but what about the poor?
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Saturday, November 19, 2016
What the Trump presidency might mean to Hawaii’s economy
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:25 AM :: 2203 Views :: Economy

...a prosperous society is where the rich get richer and the poor get richer....

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Monday, October 31, 2016
Worst Zombie States Deteriorate Faster, Further (Hawaii #6)
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 PM :: 2454 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Is Hawaii Too Big to Fail?

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Saturday, October 01, 2016
UHERO: Hawaii Growth Downshifting, Building Cycle Approaches Peak
By UHERO @ 1:05 AM :: 2470 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...signs of a slowdown ahead....

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
DBEDT: Hawaii economy continues to expand
By News Release @ 7:00 PM :: 1713 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Tourism and Construction....

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
CNBC: Top States for Business—Hawaii Ranks 49th
By Selected News Articles @ 7:52 PM :: 2022 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...costs are the highest in the nation....

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Video: How Free is Hawaii Economically?
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:13 PM :: 1760 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii Ranked in Bottom Five States for Economic Freedom....

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Sunday, June 12, 2016
Hawaii Economy 10th-Worst in USA
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 2253 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...2016’s States with the Best & Worst Economies....

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Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Honolulu Third-Fastest Construction Job Growth
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 2818 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

Honolulu Metro Area Hits All-Time April Construction Employment High as Employers add 5,000 New Jobs....

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Monday, May 23, 2016
Hawaii: Worst State to make a Living
By Selected News Articles @ 3:44 AM :: 3334 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...For the sixth year in a row Hawaii was named the worst state to make a living for its 68.6 percent higher cost of living than the national average....

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Sunday, May 22, 2016
UHERO Releases County Economic Forecasts
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 2129 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii’s four counties are moving steadily forward, accommodating new visitors, restoring lost jobs, and growing household incomes....

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Monday, May 09, 2016
UHERO: Hawaii Innovation Matters
By UHERO @ 9:17 PM :: 1955 Views :: Economy, Small Business

Innovation is the key to economic growth and prosperity....

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Sunday, April 17, 2016
DLIR: Construction Industry’s 12.1 Percent Projected Growth Leads Expansion
By News Release @ 2:34 PM :: 1646 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Employment Forecasts for the Short-Term Future – 2017....

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
National Report Sees Hawaii Drop to 42nd in Economic Competitiveness
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:27 AM :: 1995 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Grassroot Institute says state tax burden continues to stifle economic growth in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, March 02, 2016
CTA Innovation Scorecard: Hawaii Dead Last, Likely to Stay There
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 2186 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) just released their annual Innovation Scorecard and Hawaii ranked in the lowest of four tiers....
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Friday, February 12, 2016
Video: Free Market Economics for Hawaii (with Erik Root)
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:55 PM :: 1704 Views :: Economy

...economist Eric Root and Dr. Keli'i Akina discuss free market economics as applied to Hawaii....

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
DBEDT: Residential building permits jump 67.5 percent
By News Release @ 6:02 PM :: 2117 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released its first quarter 2016 Statistical and Economic Report.... 

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