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Hawaii Economy

Ranking Hawaii’s Return On Investment in University Research

Ranking Hawaii’s Return On Investment in University Research

Civil Beat finds Hawaii has fewest members of National Academies per $100 million from state.
University of Hawaii Research: Delivering on Its Promise?

University of Hawaii Research: Delivering on Its Promise?

Civil Beat comparison of state universities shows distance UH has to go to match top-rank research campuses.

The Seriousness of Hawaii’s Financial Situation

Excerpts from Richard Lim's speech to the Hawaii Economic Association.
Military Spending in Hawaii Tops $12 Billion, Surpasses Tourism

Military Spending in Hawaii Tops $12 Billion, Surpasses Tourism

Study suggests military outspent tourism in Hawaii in 2009.

Hawaii’s First Community ‘Makery’ Debuts In Palolo

Tool designed to promote innovation and entrepreneurship to be housed in community learning center.

‘Makery’ Could Encourage Hawaii Entrepreneurship

UH Technology Showcase features invention that could be used in both classrooms and small businesses.
Abercrombie Now ‘Flexible’ On Raising GET

Abercrombie Now ‘Flexible’ On Raising GET

The governor says he is in talks with Hawaii lawmakers about a "multiple series of steps" to close growing budget deficit.

Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future

Authors from Price of Paradise books of the 1990s and last year's Value of Hawaii collection share their ideas together, on Civil Beat and at UH forum next week.

Globalization and The Great Recession

Nothing has been done to alter the structural conditions in the global economy that caused economic catastrophe, UH professor says.
Fighting For Their Homes

Fighting For Their Homes

Hawaii Legislature considers foreclosure moratorium and mandatory mediation.
Budget Director Doesn’t Have  All the Answers for Lawmakers

Budget Director Doesn’t Have All the Answers for Lawmakers

In first appearance before the Hawaii Legislature, Kalbert Young asks for "patience and indulgence" as Abercrombie administration learns budget ropes.
Census Snapshot: Waipahu’s Idle Teens

Census Snapshot: Waipahu’s Idle Teens

American Community Survey indicates the Leeward community has the highest rate of idle teens and lowest rate of adults with high school diplomas on Oahu.
Hawaii Economy