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Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Hawaii is 8th-Richest State--But you'll never see any of it
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 3808 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii is the 8th-richest state but has the 5th-lowest per capita income in USA....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
'Coronavirus recession' could put Hawaii in $3.8 billion hole by 2025
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:05 PM :: 2909 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Reckless state spending is exhausting our emergency reserves....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
UHERO: Corona Virus May Damage State Economy
By UHERO @ 5:02 PM :: 2584 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Tourism

...While visitor arrivals racked up another record year in 2019, real visitor spending fell last year as international spending languished. And now the coronavirus rears its ugly head....

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Poor economy is medical threat, too
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:20 PM :: 2039 Views :: Economy, Health Care

...In times of crisis, we are likely to be held back by the same problems that affect us now — the doctor shortage, the shipping restrictions caused by the Jones Act....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Video: Solving Hawaii's Fiscal Crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:31 AM :: 2214 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

...how Hawaii can avoid its looming major debt crisis, projected at the moment to total $88 billion the next 30 years....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Charting a New Fiscal Course for Hawaii: Fiscal Architecture Approach
By UHERO @ 1:49 AM :: 2750 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...a case for the Hawaii community to focus on “the future fiscal capacity of Hawaii state and local governments.”....

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Full Text: DBEDT Releases Housing Planning Study
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 2880 Views :: Development, Economy, Cost of Living

...Included in the study are data on housing supply, demand, and estimates of housing units needed by levels of affordability....

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Friday, January 17, 2020
Ige's philosophy: Spend, spend, spend
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:12 PM :: 2295 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

...Ige plans to “boost” the construction industry by increasing the number of public works projects....

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Saturday, December 21, 2019
UHERO: Hawaii economy enters soft patch
By UHERO @ 1:00 AM :: 2887 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The state’s population has been declining for the past three years, in part because of outward migration....

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Hawaii Credit Rating Upgraded to Highest Level Ever
By News Release @ 9:28 PM :: 2948 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... Fitch Ratings upgraded the state’s general obligation bond rating from AA to AA+ ....

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Friday, November 22, 2019
Road Map to Prosperity
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:17 PM :: 2160 Views :: Economy

... Why is Hawaii falling behind? ....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Hawaii: 22.3% of Movers Leaving State
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 AM :: 4008 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...2nd-highest in the USA....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
DBEDT: Hawaii's Worst-in-Nation Economy to Continue 'For Years'
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 3045 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

“...Year-to-date through September, total visitor spending was a negative 0.1 percent and value of private building permits decreased by 7.2 percent....”

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Friday, November 15, 2019
BEA: Hawaii Economic Growth Slowest in USA
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 2970 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Wholesale trade was the leading contributor to slow growth in Hawaii....

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Thursday, November 7, 2019
Economic freedom in Hawaii takes a fall
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:31 PM :: 2631 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Economic freedom in Hawaii dropped three notches to 40th place among all 50 U.S. states ....

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Friday, November 1, 2019
Hawaiians & the Economy: We're in The Same Boat as Everyone!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:46 PM :: 4224 Views :: DHHL, Economy, OHA, Cost of Living

...if we work to do good for all people of Hawai'i, we end up helping Hawaiians....

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Saturday, October 26, 2019
​Why we have a Housing Crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:33 AM :: 3945 Views :: Development, Economy, Land Use

...When supply can’t keep up with demand, prices go up....

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Monday, October 14, 2019
Fastest-Growing Cities? Honolulu Ranks 407th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 PM :: 3274 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...some cities know the key ingredients for long-term prosperity better than others....

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Thursday, October 10, 2019
$88B Debt: Hawaii CHANGE Initiative highlights state's future financial obligations
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:06 PM :: 3203 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

...Troubled Waters: Charting a New Fiscal Course for Hawaii....

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Friday, October 4, 2019
UHERO: Planned Projects Support Healthy Construction Outlook
By UHERO @ 10:23 PM :: 2239 Views :: Economy

...Hawaii Construction Forecast....

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Friday, September 20, 2019
Economy Already Weak: Hawaii’s prospects look increasingly dicey
By UHERO @ 7:00 AM :: 2334 Views :: Economy

...population decline and vacation rental crackdown place economy at risk....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
People are the solution, not the problem
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:32 PM :: 2182 Views :: Economy

...Obviously, Thanos wasn’t an economist....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Hawaii: 'Natural Resources Management' Jobs up 33%
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 4108 Views :: Environment, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use

...Hawai‘i’s natural resource management jobs were at least 4,697 in 2018....

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Hawaii 2nd Most Likely to Slip into Recession
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 AM :: 2891 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Probability of weak economic fundamentals in Q4 2019: 30.53%....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
DBEDT: Economic Outlook Stable--too Early to Detect Effects of TVR Ban
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 3651 Views :: Economy, Small Business, Tourism

...The impact of the vacation rental ban on Oahu has not yet been seen in visitor arrivals....

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Is the government helping or hurting the Hawaii economy?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:50 PM :: 3314 Views :: Economy, Small Business

... minimum wage, the Hawaii brain drain, and Trump tariffs ....

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
"F" Again -- Hawaii Manufacturing and Logistics Scorecard
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 3837 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...The Manufacturing Scorecard shows how each state ranks among its peers in several categories that are of particular interest to site selection experts for the manufacturing and logistics industries....

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Monday, July 22, 2019
U.S. Insular Areas Aid Supports More than 26,000 Jobs
By News Release @ 4:44 PM :: 3237 Views :: National News, Economy

...the impact on government employment ranged from three to 17 percent in the territories and close to 45 percent in the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands....

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Free Market Economics with Mark Skousen
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:28 AM :: 2254 Views :: Economy

...Skousen discusses with host Keli'i Akina what free-market economics is and why we should promote it....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
​‘Positive disruptor’ shares policy views on 'Perry & the Posse'
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:04 AM :: 4263 Views :: Economy, Small Business, Tourism

...“Let’s not kill the goose that lays the golden egg”....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
VIDEO: Why People are Leaving Hawai'i
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:20 AM :: 4867 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii residents have been moving away from the islands in droves in recent years; in fiscal 2017, more than 13,000 people departed — the highest negative net migration ever....

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Sunday, June 23, 2019
It’s the Economy, Stupid
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3734 Views :: Economy, Taxes

...Recently, we have been getting lots of news about our economy here in the islands, and none of it has been good....

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Friday, June 21, 2019
Inspired by ‘simplicity and efficiency’
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:45 PM :: 3332 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

...the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii “quietly chips away at the stone of economic issues in Hawaii”....

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Monday, June 17, 2019
Economic Well-Being of Children: Hawaii Ranks 34th
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 5140 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...conditions have shown little to no improvements in more recent years, with the state’s rank for this domain slipping from 30 in 2018 to 34 in 2019....

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Friday, June 14, 2019
Hawaii needs a handy ‘adjust policy’ tab
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:37 AM :: 2532 Views :: Economy

...I just gave Hawaii the best economic outlook in the country, and all it took was a few mouse clicks....

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Panos: Some Ways To Stop The Exodus To The Mainland
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:02 AM :: 4103 Views :: Economy, Cost of Living

...For decades now, the young ones have heard this message loud and clear....

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Monday, June 3, 2019
Hawaii Economy is Booming--And It's the 4th Worst
By Selected News Articles @ 6:50 PM :: 3628 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...low tech, low patents, low innovation....

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Sunday, June 2, 2019
Earth Is Nearly 520 Percent More Abundant Now Than in 1980
By Selected News Articles @ 8:30 PM :: 4670 Views :: Energy, Environment, Economy

...Thanks to the ultimate resource: the human mind....

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Sunday, June 2, 2019
Shining Light on Revenue Estimates
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3400 Views :: Economy, Taxes

...DOTAX justified the shroud of darkness surrounding its revenue projections with a theory, derived from federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) law, called “deliberative process privilege.”....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Hawaii 3rd-lowest Employment Growth as Many Jobs go Begging
By Selected News Articles @ 5:01 PM :: 3425 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...lots of jobs sit unfilled as Hawaii has the 5th-lowest avg starting salaries (adjusted for cost of living) in the USA....

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
DBEDT Predicts Anemic Economy for Years to Come
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 3126 Views :: Economy

...DBEDT expects that Hawaii’s economy will continue the slower growth for the next few years between 1.2 and 1.4 percent....

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Friday, May 17, 2019
UHERO: Counties see synchronized slowing
By UHERO @ 7:23 PM :: 4072 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...each has seen a falloff in tourism activity and a slowing of employment growth in a number of sectors....

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Friday, May 3, 2019
UHERO: Recent data confirm weaker growth
By UHERO @ 4:24 PM :: 2989 Views :: Economy

...The number of visitor days remains below last year’s peak, with more worrying signs from falling visitor spending. Job growth has largely stalled and income gains have receded....

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Thursday, May 2, 2019
BEA: Hawaii Economic Growth Slows to 1%
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 3537 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Gross Domestic Product by State: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2018....

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Monday, April 15, 2019
Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 45th
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 5882 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...Try out the “adjust performance” feature.  You can abolish the GE Tax and cut other taxes, eliminate public employees, enact a right to work law, raise or lower the minimum wage, and see how each move affects Hawaii’s economic performance....

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Friday, April 12, 2019
Want higher wages? Try economic freedom
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:24 PM :: 5485 Views :: Economy, Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Hawaii policymakers cannot mandate people into prosperity....

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Liberty and Economics -- Hawaii Together with Keli'i Akina
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:54 PM :: 2653 Views :: Economy

...Economist Ken Schoolland and host Keli'i Akina discuss how economics and liberty interact as they explore a variety of public policy issues that impact our lives....

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019
DBEDT Projects Slower Economy, Rising Unemployment
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 3702 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii economic growth well below U.S. average over the past 10 years....

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Friday, March 1, 2019
UHERO: Hawaii Economy slows markedly. Is more in store?
By UHERO @ 3:48 PM :: 3638 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Tourism challenges were not limited to the aftermath of flood and fire, but also reflected weakening in some key markets and a falloff in spending. At home, population growth has been negative for the past two years, weighing on demand....

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Saturday, February 16, 2019
Hawaii Construction Industry: Wood Looks Good for 2019
By News Release @ 10:15 AM :: 4771 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...HLPA Predicts Residential and Commercial Building Increase in 2019....

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