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Sunday, June 7, 2015
UHERO: Neighbor Island Tourism Still Has Room to Grow
By UHERO @ 3:08 PM :: 5675 Views :: Economy, Tourism

Tourism will see additional healthy gains on the Neighbor Islands for the next two years, before rising occupancy and costs begin to bring down growth rates, something that has already occurred on Oahu....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
DBEDT: Hawaii Economic Growth Slows
By News Release @ 8:58 PM :: 4821 Views :: Economy

...mainly due to the slower than expected growth of the U.S. economy during the first quarter and the decline in Japanese visitor spending....

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Monday, May 11, 2015
Best City to Start a Career? Its not Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 1:32 PM :: 5815 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

Honolulu Ranks 101st: 95th for 'Professional Opportunities' and 107th for 'Quality of Life'....

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Hawaii seed industry estimated at $159M--Down 14%
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 7734 Views :: Agriculture, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, GMOs

Outshipments of seed are projected to total 7.97 million pounds during the 2013-14 season, down 3 percent from the revised 8.25 million pounds shipped during the previous season....

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Saturday, May 2, 2015
We stand to lose more than a telescope
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:53 AM :: 7952 Views :: Economy, Higher Education, OHA
Is Hawaii's Government Safe for Investors?
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
DBEDT: International Students Contribute Over $205M to Economy
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 6129 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education
DBEDT today released an economic report analyzing, “The Economic Impact of International Students in Hawaii.”
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Hawaii Consumers 'Least Sustainable Spending Habits' in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:12 PM :: 7062 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The percentage of people overspending their income is twice as high in Hawaii and Nevada than in Maryland....

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Friday, March 27, 2015
UHERO: Despite Kakaako, Residential building permits fell last year
By UHERO @ 11:03 PM :: 9348 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Rail

...Assuming affirmative resolution of ongoing entitlement battles for Hoopili and Koa Ridge, single-family building will begin to pick up over the next two years....

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Friday, March 13, 2015
Council on Revenues Increases Growth Forecast by 1% for Fiscal Year 2015
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 5865 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

This translates to an additional $191.4 million in anticipated revenues to the state general fund for fiscal biennium 2016-17....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
UHERO: Economic Impact of NELHA
By UHERO @ 12:40 PM :: 6294 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Economy, Small Business

NELHA currently accommodates 37 tenants ranging from companies bottling deep sea water to solar and biofuel companies....

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Friday, February 27, 2015
UHERO: Economy in 2015 will look a lot like 2014
By UHERO @ 2:34 PM :: 4641 Views :: Economy

...not all damage from the past recession has been repaired....

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
United States Ranks Twelfth for Economic Freedom
By NCPA @ 12:37 PM :: 4727 Views :: Economy

...America's public debt "exceeds the value of the economy's annual production."....

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Monday, January 26, 2015
State of the State Fails To Endorse Robust Economic Reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:46 PM :: 5242 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

...the measures proposed stop short of what is needed for long-term reform and robust development of the Hawaii economy....

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Sunday, January 25, 2015
Chamber of Commerce Hawaii: State of the Economy Presentation
By UHERO @ 4:25 PM :: 4339 Views :: Economy

Carl Bonham presented this 2014 economic recap and 2015 forecast on January 20, 2015 at an event hosted by the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii....

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Survey: Hawaii Millionaire Lead Slipping
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 5514 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii ranks 4th with 32,829 millionaire households out of 473,750 total households = 6.93%....

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Saturday, January 17, 2015
Dropping Oil Prices Boost Hawaii's Economy
By UHERO @ 2:30 AM :: 5798 Views :: Energy, Economy

The drop in crude oil prices from $112/ barrel in June of 2014 to $46/barrel today will, if sustained, provide a nice boost to Hawaii’s economy....

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Hawaii Senate Minority announces legislative agenda for 2015
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 10142 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Economy, Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

Top concerns include the state economy, education, the Hawaii Health Connector, oversight of the Public Utilities Commission in light of the Hawaiian Electric Industries/NextEra merger, and positively affecting the cost of living for Hawaii residents....

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Saturday, December 20, 2014
The Economic Impact of Astronomy in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 12:50 AM :: 5525 Views :: Economy, Higher Education

Including indirect and induced benefits and adjusting for inter-county feedback and spillover effects, the astronomy sector had a total impact of $167.86 million statewide....

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Friday, December 5, 2014
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Opportunities for International Trade and Internal Growth
By NCPA @ 10:05 AM :: 6843 Views :: World News, Economy

Completing the agreement will create the largest free trade area, in terms of both goods and services, in which the United States participates....

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Hawaii ranks 40th in economic freedom
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:00 PM :: 5198 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

"Hawaii's poor ranking--tied for 40th out of all states and in the bottom 3rd quartile overall--demonstrates the need for statewide economic reform," stated Keli'i Akina, Ph.D., President of the Grassroot Institute....

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Friday, November 7, 2014
Decreases in Federal Funding Require New Path for Hawaii's Policy Makers
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:07 PM :: 5202 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

Emphasis should be on creating opportunity, stronger economy....

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Goliath is Desperate
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 8378 Views :: Economy, Politicians, Cost of Living

... it’s one of the reasons that Hawaii has the highest cost of living in the nation ....

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
UHERO State Forecast Update: Hawaii's Economy In Need of An Engine
By UHERO @ 2:00 PM :: 6494 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

Weak tourism and federal downsizing are holding down growth.  Construction has disappointed this year....

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Sunday, October 19, 2014
What Will It Take to Grow GDP? (Part 2)
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4274 Views :: Economy

As of June 30, 2013, Hawaii’s 11% top individual rate was second only to California....

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Are Anti-Price Gouging Policies to Blame for Shortages on the Big Island?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:13 AM :: 7633 Views :: Hawaii County , Economy, Small Business, Cost of Living

...The government bought ice here so no one else could buy the ice....

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Sunday, October 12, 2014
What Will It Take to Grow Hawaii's GDP?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 5257 Views :: Economy, Taxes

Elections are happening every day. People are constantly voting, with their dollars and with their feet....

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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Where Does Hawaii Rank in Rich States, Poor States?
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:16 AM :: 8997 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii is ranked the worst state in three categories....

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Friday, October 3, 2014
Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 36th
By News Release @ 2:20 AM :: 5270 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index is an annual economic competitiveness study....

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Conference: Growing Our Economy and Increasing Prosperity
By News Release @ 6:43 PM :: 4538 Views :: Economy

...October 3, 2014 at Halekulani, 7:30am to 4:30pm....

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Friday, September 5, 2014
The Ige-Abercrombie Agenda Isn't Working: Economy Again Falls Short Of Expectations
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 6584 Views :: Economy, Politicians, Republican Party

The Hawaii Council On Revenues Now Forecasts The State Will Have $100 Million Less In Tax Revenues Because Of A Slowing Economy....

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Friday, August 8, 2014
UHERO: Stall in Tourism Slows Hawaii Economy
By UHERO @ 3:32 PM :: 5156 Views :: Economy, Tourism

...and no other sector has yet emerged to provide offsetting stimulus....

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Friday, August 1, 2014
$72M Vanishes: New Council on Revenues Forecast Minus 1.8%
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 7740 Views :: Economy, Taxes

...The new fiscal year 2014 forecast is minus 1.8 percent, down from a negative 0.4 percent in May, a difference of about $72 million....

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Honolulu: Good Recession, Bad Recovery
By Selected News Articles @ 12:10 PM :: 5858 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu performed better through the recession than most other major American cities. Unfortunately, Honolulu’s recovery was not as impressive....

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Friday, June 27, 2014
20,000 Army Personnel Could be Cut from Schofield Barracks, Ft Shafter
By News Release @ 5:10 AM :: 7710 Views :: Economy, Military

Under the most severe scenario, Schofield would lose about 16,000 employees, leaving 2,441 on base....

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Seeking a Global Solution in Sugar Trade Policy
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:48 AM :: 8824 Views :: World News, Agriculture, Economy

...sugar is one of the most politically charged raw materials in the global economy....

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Rep Hastings: Obama's Ocean Zoning Will Shut Down Tuna Fishery
By News Release @ 9:29 PM :: 8202 Views :: Environment, National News, Economy

...in the not-too-distant future all of America’s tuna will be caught by foreign vessels....

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Productivity and Innovation: Hawaii Stuck on ‘F’
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 6409 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

The categories in this report were chosen as those most likely to be considered by site selection experts for manufacturing and logistics firms....

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Friday, June 6, 2014
Revolution of ‘54? Inequality Increases Since Statehood
By UHERO @ 4:14 PM :: 6299 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...the share of income going to the “Dominant Class” increases while the share going to the “Lower Class” decreases steadily from the mid 1950s up to the present....

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
UHERO: Tourism Weakness Continues
By UHERO @ 4:56 AM :: 5560 Views :: Economy, Tourism

Last year’s tourism weakness continued in the first quarter of this year, and incremental gains for 2014 will be slight....

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Thursday, May 15, 2014
DBEDT: Building Permits Up 20.6%
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 6449 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...In its second quarter 2014 statistics and economic report, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) projects stable economic growth in 2014 and beyond....

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Rich States-Poor States: Hawaii Improves its Economic Competitiveness Ranking
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:58 AM :: 7387 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

New report ranks Hawaii 36th in economic outlook and 17th in economic performance....

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Friday, March 28, 2014
Hotels and Condos Drive Construction Upturn
By UHERO @ 8:36 PM :: 4241 Views :: Economy

New condo towers in Kakaako are spurring double-digit growth in permits for residential construction. A sharp rise in commercial construction, much of it in resort areas, is on the horizon....

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Economic Freedom Helps Poverty More Than Government Aid
By NCPA @ 8:06 PM :: 4672 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Is it a loss of wealth by the rich or an increase in wealth to the poor? The latter, according to research....

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Council on Revenues Knocks $478M Hole in Abercrombie Budget
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 6352 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

The council projected zero percent growth for the fiscal year that ends in June, down from 3.3 percent....

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Monday, March 10, 2014
DLIR: Employment will Expand 4% on Construction Boom
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 4929 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...the construction industry will lead the economic recovery with the fastest growth rate (16.7 percent), as well as by creating the most jobs (4,960)....

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Friday, March 7, 2014
Video: Japan and the Free Market
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:18 PM :: 4449 Views :: Economy

Dr. Akina interviews Professor Ken Schoolland and Sean Matsumoto of Japan’s Happy Science Academy....

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Friday, February 28, 2014
UHERO: 2013 Hawaii Growth 'Disappointing', 2014 'Marked Down'
By UHERO @ 1:10 PM :: 5432 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Our projections for 2014 growth have been marked down....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
DBEDT Reduces Projected Growth Rate
By News Release @ 4:18 PM :: 7128 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...DBEDT economists slightly reduced the projected growth rate due to continued modest tourism growth but identified potential in construction....

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Saturday, January 25, 2014
Peoples Pulse: Economic Concerns Ease in Latest Survey
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 5122 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Initial mentions of the economy, the recession, budget deficits and jobs have fallen from a high of 52% in 2010 to just 22% at the end of 2013....

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Sunday, January 5, 2014
Hawaii Perspectives Survey Shows Strong Support for Military Presence
By News Release @ 1:45 AM :: 6945 Views :: Economy, Military

...and a solid majority – 77 percent – supports continued military training exercises in Hawaii....

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