#44 Hawaii


#43 in Taxation and Regulation

#49 in Workforce Quality

#4 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


Key Industries

Small business; manufacturing; filmmaking; digital production

Key Companies

Albert C. Kobayashi Inc.

Alexander & Baldwin

Continental Airlines

Delta Construction

Hansen Distribution Group

John Hancock Life Insurance

Pflueger Automotive Group

Advantages

Tourism is on growth trajectory, rising 7% since 2012. And the Labor Dept. is saying that construction jobs are on the rise, and that prospects for Hawaiian millennials are better now than in previous years.

Challenges

The cost of living in Hawaii is the sixth highest in the nation, according to Pew Research. And even though unemployment is a mere 3.1%, experts say that’s not translating into higher salaries.

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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