Civil Beat Topics

Honolulu Economy

Extended Unemployment Checks Could Run Out for 17,600 in Hawaii

Extended Unemployment Checks Could Run Out for 17,600 in Hawaii

UPDATED Congress is debating whether to again extend benefits for jobseekers.
Inside Honolulu – Government, Politics and Issues – Dec. 12-Dec. 18 Civil Beat

Inside Honolulu – Government, Politics and Issues – Dec. 12-Dec. 18

Stay up-to-date with Civil Beat's live blog about the city.
Hawaii Money Blog — Power, Influence and Impact — Dec. 12-Dec. 18

Hawaii Money Blog — Power, Influence and Impact — Dec. 12-Dec. 18

The place to monitor taxing and spending in Hawaii.

Potemkin Village, Hawaiian Style?

Efforts to portray Hawaii as a good place to do business are window dressing on bleak economic climate.
Tom Donohue: Hawaii ‘Great Place’ To Do Biz

Tom Donohue: Hawaii ‘Great Place’ To Do Biz

U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO says investors need to take long view on state.
UH Economists: Hawaii’s Recovery ‘Tenuous, Far From Complete’

UH Economists: Hawaii’s Recovery ‘Tenuous, Far From Complete’

UHERO cites weak jobs and construction work, but improving visitor numbers.
Benefits of a Hawaii Stock Exchange Unclear

Benefits of a Hawaii Stock Exchange Unclear

Investment community supports idea, but state's working group not so sure.
Carlisle Wants $1B Rainy Day Fund as Legacy

Carlisle Wants $1B Rainy Day Fund as Legacy

One year in, Honolulu mayor talks about financial future.
Hawaii Problems Won’t be Fixed by Patent Reform

Hawaii Problems Won’t be Fixed by Patent Reform

Experts say change in law won't cause state inventors to step up number of filings for patents.

The Seriousness of Hawaii’s Financial Situation

Excerpts from Richard Lim's speech to the Hawaii Economic Association.
Honolulu to State: There’s No Rail Money for You Flickr.com

Honolulu to State: There’s No Rail Money for You

Transit chief tells City Council that there's no cash "sitting around."

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.
Honolulu Economy