As technology threatens to eliminate jobs, Hawaii may be the first state to seriously study the idea.
Honolulu’s mayor also serves as a board director for the parent company of the Honolulu-based bank.
A bill approved Wednesday allows issuing up to $350 million in bonds to prevent the project from running out of money.
But as one tech industry leader said: “We’re not at the bottom.”
The feds seized equipment ordered from China by a Hilo dietary supplement company, and the owner is being kept in the dark.
There is marketable technology in the islands, but commercial success requires talented entrepreneurs who are hard to find.
The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is promoting island agriculture by taking travel writers to the Leeward Coast. But will it sell?