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Friday, December 15, 2017
UHERO: Hawaii’s Long Expansion Gets Global Economic Lift
By UHERO @ 3:38 PM :: 698 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 Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 1:21 PM :: 599 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 :: 659 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 :: 726 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 :: 873 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 :: 862 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 :: 769 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 :: 1361 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 :: 1087 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 :: 1041 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 :: 1440 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 :: 1879 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 :: 1568 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 :: 1079 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 :: 1256 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 :: 2155 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 :: 1044 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 Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 2:57 PM :: 1461 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 :: 2136 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 :: 1218 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 :: 1194 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 :: 1767 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 :: 1323 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 :: 1664 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 :: 2938 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 :: 1985 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 Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 1:25 AM :: 1975 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 :: 2163 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 :: 2109 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 :: 1458 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 :: 1752 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 :: 1483 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 :: 1947 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 :: 2395 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 :: 2968 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 :: 1816 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 :: 1692 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 :: 1401 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 :: 1716 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 :: 1885 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 :: 1480 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 :: 1829 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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Thursday, February 11, 2016
UHERO: Recent Trends in Hawaii's Green Economy: Agriculture, Energy and Natural Resource Management
By UHERO @ 5:55 PM :: 2491 Views :: Energy, Agriculture, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...three sectors that are key to future sustainability in Hawai‘i - energy, agriculture and natural resource management....

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Friday, February 05, 2016
Business in Hawaii: Regulatory barriers and crippling tax rates
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:20 PM :: 1854 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...the state’s economy will continue to suffer until the regulatory barriers and crippling tax rates for businesses are removed....

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Hawaii Economic Outlook Slips in National Standings
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:57 AM :: 1410 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

'Rich States, Poor States' Report Provides Road Map to Prosperity for Aloha State....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Hawaii Ranked in Bottom Five States for Economic Freedom
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:30 PM :: 2073 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

The comparative survey of economic freedom is based on ten different factors in the areas of government spending, taxes, and labor market freedom....

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Friday, December 11, 2015
UHERO Hawaii Forecast: Expansion Will Continue, Despite Global Challenges
By UHERO @ 2:36 PM :: 1749 Views :: Economy

Next year will see some easing of visitor growth....

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Thursday, November 19, 2015
Tourism: US Arrivals Make up for Japanese Decline
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 2089 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

The report indicates a shift in the visitor market....

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Gallup: Hawaii Leads U.S. in Financial Well-Being
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 AM :: 1901 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii residents had the highest financial well-being in the nation in 2014, followed closely by Alaska residents....

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Moody's -- Hawaii outlook positive
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 1721 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

What could make this rating go up--Increased economic diversification and reduced economic volatility....

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