The state’s largest private employer before COVID-19 struck, Hawaiian Airlines business took a nosedive in the third quarter of 2020.
Despite restrictions that have hindered business and a growing homeless population, businesses are moving into Honolulu’s arts and entertainment district.
Shut down for months while other drinking spots are allowed to stay open, bar owners say the rules governing Oahu watering holes make no sense.
A $25 million fund can be tapped for a range of business initiatives.
A committee set up to help guide Hawaii’s economic recovery holds private meetings with no public agendas or minutes.
Lt. Gov. Josh Green laid out several likely next steps as Hawaii reopened to travelers on Thursday with 8,000 arrivals expected.
Airline executives say they see much smaller operations well into next summer.
A single test will be required for all travelers arriving in the islands, although counties have some leeway to tailor testing programs for their areas.