Many of the state’s fastest-growing areas of employment remain in service and tourism jobs that make it tough to get by in Hawaii’s pricey economy.
Supporters say the cash is needed to help offset Young Brothers increasingly expensive cargo service to Molokai and Lanai.
It’s not a recession yet but government should consider picking up some of the private sector’s slack as the construction industry wanes.
A new UH study predicts tourism to drive moderate growth in 2020, despite recent population declines.
Utilities and others are concerned that the same lawyers are representing multiple parties in a competitive bidding process.
A new report from the Hawaii Executive Conference details the state’s worsening financial problems, but it doesn’t offer any solutions.
Gather Federal Credit Union’s CEO estimates the number of credit unions in Hawaii has shrunk from nearly 100 to slightly more than 50 in the last decade.
A growing number of tourism hot spots, ranging from Mallorca to Bhutan to New Zealand, are imposing new taxes and fees on visitors.
Hawaii’s shift to renewable energy was meant to trigger an explosion of new jobs, but officials aren’t closely tracking employment in the sector.