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Friday, May 19, 2017
UHERO County Forecast: Economies Still Growing, But Slowing
By UHERO @ 11:59 PM :: 4536 Views :: Economy, Tourism

Prospects are good for continued growth in each of Hawaii’s four counties, if at a slower pace than in recent years....

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Friday, May 12, 2017
Hawaii Politicians Steering a Course for Economic Decline like Bankrupt Puerto Rico
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 3883 Views :: Economy

...Hawaii's elected officials have been pursuing the same economic policies which led Puerto Rico, Detroit and Greece to become economic basket cases....

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Friday, May 12, 2017
Hawaii Expats: There's No Place Like Home
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:57 PM :: 7072 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

We're the Hawaii expats....

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Saturday, May 6, 2017
UHERO: Hawaii economy begins Trump Era in fine form
By UHERO @ 4:38 PM :: 3509 Views :: Economy

...the economic outlook for Hawaiʻi, which remains favorable, despite tremendous uncertainty about future U.S. policy....

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Friday, April 28, 2017
And the Winner is—Not Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:57 PM :: 5010 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

The most recent version of Rich States, Poor States has been released, and once again, Hawaii ends up on the wrong end of that title....

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Rich States-Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 43rd
By News Release @ 10:13 PM :: 6260 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...after the Legislature finishes raising taxes, Hawaii will be back up to 50th....

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Monday, April 17, 2017
Video: Free Market Solutions for Hawaii's Economy
By Video @ 11:51 PM :: 3783 Views :: Economy

Affordable housing, homelessness, the high cost of living, and unfunded state worker liabilities. These are just a few of the serious problems facing Hawaii's economy....

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Friday, March 3, 2017
UHERO Fears Trumpmonster: “Many things could go wrong in Washington”
By UHERO @ 3:51 PM :: 3714 Views :: Economy

"...Trump and the Republican Congress could disrupt health care, government employment, and public services...."

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Economy: DBEDT Drops 2017 Growth Projection to 1.8%
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 5578 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism
“The downward adjustment in Hawaii’s economic growth for 2017 was mainly due to the new projection on visitor expenditures for 2017”
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Sunday, January 15, 2017
UHERO Adjusts Economic Forecast Upward Thanks to Trump
By UHERO @ 1:37 AM :: 3976 Views :: Economy

...we have adjusted upward modestly our forecast for gross domestic product in 2017 to 2019....

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Friday, December 16, 2016
UHERO Panic Attack: Trump More Dangerous than China
By UHERO @ 2:47 PM :: 4132 Views :: Economy

...China (is not) as large a risk as the possibility of policy errors by the incoming Trump administration....

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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Harbors Division Fee Hike designed to boost $77M OHA Slush Fund?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:48 PM :: 9621 Views :: Economy, OHA, Taxes, Cost of Living

...OHA milked $12,684,000 from Harbors Division in 2015....

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Saturday, November 26, 2016
Are capitalism and spirituality incompatible?
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:44 PM :: 6214 Views :: Economy, Religion
Free markets can help the rich, but what about the poor?
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Saturday, November 19, 2016
What the Trump presidency might mean to Hawaii’s economy
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:25 AM :: 4837 Views :: Economy

...a prosperous society is where the rich get richer and the poor get richer....

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Monday, October 31, 2016
Worst Zombie States Deteriorate Faster, Further (Hawaii #6)
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 PM :: 5293 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Is Hawaii Too Big to Fail?

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Saturday, October 1, 2016
UHERO: Hawaii Growth Downshifting, Building Cycle Approaches Peak
By UHERO @ 1:05 AM :: 6173 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...signs of a slowdown ahead....

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
DBEDT: Hawaii economy continues to expand
By News Release @ 7:00 PM :: 4476 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Tourism and Construction....

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
CNBC: Top States for Business—Hawaii Ranks 49th
By Selected News Articles @ 7:52 PM :: 5167 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...costs are the highest in the nation....

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Video: How Free is Hawaii Economically?
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:13 PM :: 4335 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii Ranked in Bottom Five States for Economic Freedom....

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Sunday, June 12, 2016
Hawaii Economy 10th-Worst in USA
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 4822 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...2016’s States with the Best & Worst Economies....

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Honolulu Third-Fastest Construction Job Growth
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 6848 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

Honolulu Metro Area Hits All-Time April Construction Employment High as Employers add 5,000 New Jobs....

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Monday, May 23, 2016
Hawaii: Worst State to make a Living
By Selected News Articles @ 3:44 AM :: 7016 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...For the sixth year in a row Hawaii was named the worst state to make a living for its 68.6 percent higher cost of living than the national average....

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Sunday, May 22, 2016
UHERO Releases County Economic Forecasts
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 4812 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii’s four counties are moving steadily forward, accommodating new visitors, restoring lost jobs, and growing household incomes....

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Monday, May 9, 2016
UHERO: Hawaii Innovation Matters
By UHERO @ 9:17 PM :: 4755 Views :: Economy, Small Business

Innovation is the key to economic growth and prosperity....

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Sunday, April 17, 2016
DLIR: Construction Industry’s 12.1 Percent Projected Growth Leads Expansion
By News Release @ 2:34 PM :: 3952 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Employment Forecasts for the Short-Term Future – 2017....

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
National Report Sees Hawaii Drop to 42nd in Economic Competitiveness
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:27 AM :: 4777 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Grassroot Institute says state tax burden continues to stifle economic growth in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
CTA Innovation Scorecard: Hawaii Dead Last, Likely to Stay There
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 4700 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) just released their annual Innovation Scorecard and Hawaii ranked in the lowest of four tiers....
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Friday, February 12, 2016
Video: Free Market Economics for Hawaii (with Erik Root)
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:55 PM :: 3702 Views :: Economy

...economist Eric Root and Dr. Keli'i Akina discuss free market economics as applied to Hawaii....

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
DBEDT: Residential building permits jump 67.5 percent
By News Release @ 6:02 PM :: 4711 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released its first quarter 2016 Statistical and Economic Report.... 

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
UHERO: Recent Trends in Hawaii's Green Economy: Agriculture, Energy and Natural Resource Management
By UHERO @ 5:55 PM :: 6830 Views :: Energy, Agriculture, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...three sectors that are key to future sustainability in Hawai‘i - energy, agriculture and natural resource management....

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Friday, February 5, 2016
Business in Hawaii: Regulatory barriers and crippling tax rates
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:20 PM :: 5015 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...the state’s economy will continue to suffer until the regulatory barriers and crippling tax rates for businesses are removed....

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Hawaii Economic Outlook Slips in National Standings
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:57 AM :: 3761 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

'Rich States, Poor States' Report Provides Road Map to Prosperity for Aloha State....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Hawaii Ranked in Bottom Five States for Economic Freedom
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:30 PM :: 4828 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

The comparative survey of economic freedom is based on ten different factors in the areas of government spending, taxes, and labor market freedom....

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Friday, December 11, 2015
UHERO Hawaii Forecast: Expansion Will Continue, Despite Global Challenges
By UHERO @ 2:36 PM :: 3866 Views :: Economy

Next year will see some easing of visitor growth....

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Thursday, November 19, 2015
Tourism: US Arrivals Make up for Japanese Decline
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 5396 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

The report indicates a shift in the visitor market....

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Gallup: Hawaii Leads U.S. in Financial Well-Being
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 AM :: 4201 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii residents had the highest financial well-being in the nation in 2014, followed closely by Alaska residents....

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Moody's -- Hawaii outlook positive
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 4055 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

What could make this rating go up--Increased economic diversification and reduced economic volatility....

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Economic Growth? Honolulu Ranks 428th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 PM :: 4467 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

WalletHub compared 515 U.S. cities across 10 key metrics, ranging from population growth rate to unemployment rate decrease....

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Friday, September 25, 2015
UHERO: Tourism, Construction Lead Economy
By UHERO @ 4:41 PM :: 5519 Views :: Economy, Rail, Tourism

Tourism is pushing toward new records, and the construction upswing is building in strength....

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Friday, September 25, 2015
Smart Growth Policies Worsened Hawaii Housing Crash
By Selected News Articles @ 2:37 AM :: 5033 Views :: Economy, Land Use

...areas with restrictive land use regulations, often referred to as “smart growth,” were hit the hardest when housing crisis hit....

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Monday, September 14, 2015
Recession Recovery? Honolulu Ranks 59th
By Selected News Articles @ 8:40 PM :: 4130 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Hillview, Ky. filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in late August, brought the national total of municipal bankruptcies to 14 since 2008....

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Thursday, August 20, 2015
DBEDT: Hawaii Growth Up but Still Short of 5% Dream
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 4892 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

"...we haven’t seen the 5.0 to 6.0 percent economic growth rates experienced during the previous business cycle...."

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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time Warner to Sell Oceanic to Charter Communications
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 5610 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

DCCA Cable Television Divison received an application from Charter Communications, Inc. and Time Warner Cable, Inc....

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Monday, July 6, 2015
America’s Future: California Or Texas?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:46 AM :: 4175 Views :: Economy

If California is America’s future, then that future is overrun with poverty....

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Sunday, June 7, 2015
UHERO: Neighbor Island Tourism Still Has Room to Grow
By UHERO @ 3:08 PM :: 4808 Views :: Economy, Tourism

Tourism will see additional healthy gains on the Neighbor Islands for the next two years, before rising occupancy and costs begin to bring down growth rates, something that has already occurred on Oahu....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
DBEDT: Hawaii Economic Growth Slows
By News Release @ 8:58 PM :: 4234 Views :: Economy

...mainly due to the slower than expected growth of the U.S. economy during the first quarter and the decline in Japanese visitor spending....

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Monday, May 11, 2015
Best City to Start a Career? Its not Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 1:32 PM :: 5070 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

Honolulu Ranks 101st: 95th for 'Professional Opportunities' and 107th for 'Quality of Life'....

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Hawaii seed industry estimated at $159M--Down 14%
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 6563 Views :: Agriculture, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, GMOs

Outshipments of seed are projected to total 7.97 million pounds during the 2013-14 season, down 3 percent from the revised 8.25 million pounds shipped during the previous season....

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Saturday, May 2, 2015
We stand to lose more than a telescope
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:53 AM :: 7076 Views :: Economy, Higher Education, OHA
Is Hawaii's Government Safe for Investors?
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
DBEDT: International Students Contribute Over $205M to Economy
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 5190 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education
DBEDT today released an economic report analyzing, “The Economic Impact of International Students in Hawaii.”
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