#42 Hawaii


From the Governor

“A little more than 50 years ago, Hawaii’s leaders were tasked with finding new economic resources to replace an exhausted farm-based economy. They determined that the visitor industry offered the greatest opportunity for growth, job creation and broad prosperity for everyone. And for more than a half century, it served and continues to serve us well. Today, however, we find ourselves in a situation very similar to where we were more than half a century ago.” —Gov. David Ige


State Profile

The High Tech Development Corp. awarded more than $1M in grants to six Hawaii-based companies to support their R&D efforts of new products and solutions. HTDC’s 80/80 Initiative is projected to create 80,000 new tech and innovation jobs that will provide high paying jobs for Hawaii residents.

Key Industries

Small business, manufacturing, filmmaking, digital production, tourism

Key Companies

Albert C. Kobayashi Inc.
Alexander & Baldwin
Continental Airlines
Delta Construction
Hansen Distribution Group
John Hancock Life Insurance
Pflueger Automotive Group

Key Contacts

Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourisim

Luis P. Salaveria, Director
808-586-2355
No. 1 Capitol District Building,
250 S. Hotel Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
http://dbedt.hawaii.gov/

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