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There’s a big discrepancy between city and federal estimates of vacancy rates.
Merchants say they leased new space in Ward Village expecting to benefit from the proximity of hordes of condo-dwellers. Now they wonder where they are.
To replace a coal plant set to close in 2022, HECO is seeking private developers to build a new wave of renewable energy generation and storage facilities around the islands.
On Oahu, spending dipped in April despite 494,192 visitors.
The state’s Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism believes a new building in Kakaako will be a hub for innovation.
UH and Chaminade are stepping up efforts to train much-in-demand data analysts for well-paying jobs in Hawaii.
A business accelerator is trying to give promising companies a leg up.
A landmark project on the UH Manoa campus shows the albizia tree’s potential as a building material — and the challenges of developing manufacturing in Hawaii.
Hawaii is one of just nine states that lost population in 2018, reflecting a level of outmigration far deeper than the brain drain of past years.
Hawaii’s economy is thoroughly dominated by tourism. But alternative energy and research-and-development offers some of the best chances for creating new, higher paying jobs.
The newsroom will spend the next 12 months reporting on critical questions about the future of the local economy, thanks to a grant from the Hawaii Community Foundation.