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Saturday, May 2, 2015
We stand to lose more than a telescope
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:53 AM :: 7094 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 :: 5222 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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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Hawaii Consumers 'Least Sustainable Spending Habits' in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:12 PM :: 6016 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The percentage of people overspending their income is twice as high in Hawaii and Nevada than in Maryland....

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Friday, March 27, 2015
UHERO: Despite Kakaako, Residential building permits fell last year
By UHERO @ 11:03 PM :: 8084 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Rail

...Assuming affirmative resolution of ongoing entitlement battles for Hoopili and Koa Ridge, single-family building will begin to pick up over the next two years....

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Friday, March 13, 2015
Council on Revenues Increases Growth Forecast by 1% for Fiscal Year 2015
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 5064 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

This translates to an additional $191.4 million in anticipated revenues to the state general fund for fiscal biennium 2016-17....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
UHERO: Economic Impact of NELHA
By UHERO @ 12:40 PM :: 5473 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Economy, Small Business

NELHA currently accommodates 37 tenants ranging from companies bottling deep sea water to solar and biofuel companies....

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Friday, February 27, 2015
UHERO: Economy in 2015 will look a lot like 2014
By UHERO @ 2:34 PM :: 3846 Views :: Economy

...not all damage from the past recession has been repaired....

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
United States Ranks Twelfth for Economic Freedom
By NCPA @ 12:37 PM :: 3998 Views :: Economy

...America's public debt "exceeds the value of the economy's annual production."....

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Monday, January 26, 2015
State of the State Fails To Endorse Robust Economic Reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:46 PM :: 4459 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

...the measures proposed stop short of what is needed for long-term reform and robust development of the Hawaii economy....

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Sunday, January 25, 2015
Chamber of Commerce Hawaii: State of the Economy Presentation
By UHERO @ 4:25 PM :: 3647 Views :: Economy

Carl Bonham presented this 2014 economic recap and 2015 forecast on January 20, 2015 at an event hosted by the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii....

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Survey: Hawaii Millionaire Lead Slipping
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 4612 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii ranks 4th with 32,829 millionaire households out of 473,750 total households = 6.93%....

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Saturday, January 17, 2015
Dropping Oil Prices Boost Hawaii's Economy
By UHERO @ 2:30 AM :: 4940 Views :: Energy, Economy

The drop in crude oil prices from $112/ barrel in June of 2014 to $46/barrel today will, if sustained, provide a nice boost to Hawaii’s economy....

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Hawaii Senate Minority announces legislative agenda for 2015
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 8807 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Economy, Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

Top concerns include the state economy, education, the Hawaii Health Connector, oversight of the Public Utilities Commission in light of the Hawaiian Electric Industries/NextEra merger, and positively affecting the cost of living for Hawaii residents....

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Saturday, December 20, 2014
The Economic Impact of Astronomy in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 12:50 AM :: 4756 Views :: Economy, Higher Education

Including indirect and induced benefits and adjusting for inter-county feedback and spillover effects, the astronomy sector had a total impact of $167.86 million statewide....

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Friday, December 5, 2014
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Opportunities for International Trade and Internal Growth
By NCPA @ 10:05 AM :: 5839 Views :: World News, Economy

Completing the agreement will create the largest free trade area, in terms of both goods and services, in which the United States participates....

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Hawaii ranks 40th in economic freedom
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:00 PM :: 4369 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

"Hawaii's poor ranking--tied for 40th out of all states and in the bottom 3rd quartile overall--demonstrates the need for statewide economic reform," stated Keli'i Akina, Ph.D., President of the Grassroot Institute....

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Friday, November 7, 2014
Decreases in Federal Funding Require New Path for Hawaii's Policy Makers
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:07 PM :: 4470 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

Emphasis should be on creating opportunity, stronger economy....

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Goliath is Desperate
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 7332 Views :: Economy, Politicians, Cost of Living

... it’s one of the reasons that Hawaii has the highest cost of living in the nation ....

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
UHERO State Forecast Update: Hawaii's Economy In Need of An Engine
By UHERO @ 2:00 PM :: 5618 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

Weak tourism and federal downsizing are holding down growth.  Construction has disappointed this year....

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Sunday, October 19, 2014
What Will It Take to Grow GDP? (Part 2)
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3707 Views :: Economy

As of June 30, 2013, Hawaii’s 11% top individual rate was second only to California....

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Are Anti-Price Gouging Policies to Blame for Shortages on the Big Island?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:13 AM :: 6625 Views :: Hawaii County , Economy, Small Business, Cost of Living

...The government bought ice here so no one else could buy the ice....

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Sunday, October 12, 2014
What Will It Take to Grow Hawaii's GDP?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4559 Views :: Economy, Taxes

Elections are happening every day. People are constantly voting, with their dollars and with their feet....

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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Where Does Hawaii Rank in Rich States, Poor States?
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:16 AM :: 7995 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii is ranked the worst state in three categories....

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Friday, October 3, 2014
Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 36th
By News Release @ 2:20 AM :: 4552 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index is an annual economic competitiveness study....

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Conference: Growing Our Economy and Increasing Prosperity
By News Release @ 6:43 PM :: 3958 Views :: Economy

...October 3, 2014 at Halekulani, 7:30am to 4:30pm....

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Friday, September 5, 2014
The Ige-Abercrombie Agenda Isn't Working: Economy Again Falls Short Of Expectations
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 5653 Views :: Economy, Politicians, Republican Party

The Hawaii Council On Revenues Now Forecasts The State Will Have $100 Million Less In Tax Revenues Because Of A Slowing Economy....

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Friday, August 8, 2014
UHERO: Stall in Tourism Slows Hawaii Economy
By UHERO @ 3:32 PM :: 4425 Views :: Economy, Tourism

...and no other sector has yet emerged to provide offsetting stimulus....

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Friday, August 1, 2014
$72M Vanishes: New Council on Revenues Forecast Minus 1.8%
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 7027 Views :: Economy, Taxes

...The new fiscal year 2014 forecast is minus 1.8 percent, down from a negative 0.4 percent in May, a difference of about $72 million....

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Honolulu: Good Recession, Bad Recovery
By Selected News Articles @ 12:10 PM :: 4994 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu performed better through the recession than most other major American cities. Unfortunately, Honolulu’s recovery was not as impressive....

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Friday, June 27, 2014
20,000 Army Personnel Could be Cut from Schofield Barracks, Ft Shafter
By News Release @ 5:10 AM :: 6886 Views :: Economy, Military

Under the most severe scenario, Schofield would lose about 16,000 employees, leaving 2,441 on base....

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Seeking a Global Solution in Sugar Trade Policy
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:48 AM :: 7500 Views :: World News, Agriculture, Economy

...sugar is one of the most politically charged raw materials in the global economy....

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Rep Hastings: Obama's Ocean Zoning Will Shut Down Tuna Fishery
By News Release @ 9:29 PM :: 7282 Views :: Environment, National News, Economy

...in the not-too-distant future all of America’s tuna will be caught by foreign vessels....

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Productivity and Innovation: Hawaii Stuck on ‘F’
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 5564 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

The categories in this report were chosen as those most likely to be considered by site selection experts for manufacturing and logistics firms....

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Friday, June 6, 2014
Revolution of ‘54? Inequality Increases Since Statehood
By UHERO @ 4:14 PM :: 5435 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...the share of income going to the “Dominant Class” increases while the share going to the “Lower Class” decreases steadily from the mid 1950s up to the present....

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
UHERO: Tourism Weakness Continues
By UHERO @ 4:56 AM :: 4676 Views :: Economy, Tourism

Last year’s tourism weakness continued in the first quarter of this year, and incremental gains for 2014 will be slight....

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Thursday, May 15, 2014
DBEDT: Building Permits Up 20.6%
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 5471 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...In its second quarter 2014 statistics and economic report, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) projects stable economic growth in 2014 and beyond....

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Rich States-Poor States: Hawaii Improves its Economic Competitiveness Ranking
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:58 AM :: 6257 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

New report ranks Hawaii 36th in economic outlook and 17th in economic performance....

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Friday, March 28, 2014
Hotels and Condos Drive Construction Upturn
By UHERO @ 8:36 PM :: 3566 Views :: Economy

New condo towers in Kakaako are spurring double-digit growth in permits for residential construction. A sharp rise in commercial construction, much of it in resort areas, is on the horizon....

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Economic Freedom Helps Poverty More Than Government Aid
By NCPA @ 8:06 PM :: 4052 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Is it a loss of wealth by the rich or an increase in wealth to the poor? The latter, according to research....

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Council on Revenues Knocks $478M Hole in Abercrombie Budget
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 5454 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

The council projected zero percent growth for the fiscal year that ends in June, down from 3.3 percent....

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Monday, March 10, 2014
DLIR: Employment will Expand 4% on Construction Boom
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 4217 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...the construction industry will lead the economic recovery with the fastest growth rate (16.7 percent), as well as by creating the most jobs (4,960)....

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Friday, March 7, 2014
Video: Japan and the Free Market
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:18 PM :: 3826 Views :: Economy

Dr. Akina interviews Professor Ken Schoolland and Sean Matsumoto of Japan’s Happy Science Academy....

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Friday, February 28, 2014
UHERO: 2013 Hawaii Growth 'Disappointing', 2014 'Marked Down'
By UHERO @ 1:10 PM :: 4663 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Our projections for 2014 growth have been marked down....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
DBEDT Reduces Projected Growth Rate
By News Release @ 4:18 PM :: 5785 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...DBEDT economists slightly reduced the projected growth rate due to continued modest tourism growth but identified potential in construction....

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Saturday, January 25, 2014
Peoples Pulse: Economic Concerns Ease in Latest Survey
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 4338 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Initial mentions of the economy, the recession, budget deficits and jobs have fallen from a high of 52% in 2010 to just 22% at the end of 2013....

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Sunday, January 5, 2014
Hawaii Perspectives Survey Shows Strong Support for Military Presence
By News Release @ 1:45 AM :: 6082 Views :: Economy, Military

...and a solid majority – 77 percent – supports continued military training exercises in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Fitch: Hawaii Insulated from Impact of Federal Cuts
By News Release @ 4:23 PM :: 3376 Views :: Economy

Hawaii's personal income growth had the lowest correlation and sensitivity to changes in national income levels....

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Panos 2050: Solutions for a Sustainable Hawaii
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:22 AM :: 3753 Views :: Economy

From developments in China to politicians' pay....

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Ken Schoolland Talks to Grassroot Institute
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:17 AM :: 4537 Views :: Economy, Higher Education

Schoolland discusses the importance of economics education as a way to understand how the world works....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
UHERO: Shutdown did not Stop Hawaii Growth
By UHERO @ 3:51 PM :: 4655 Views :: Economy, Tourism

Growth is holding up in Hawaii, driven by still-strong tourism and rising construction....

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