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Thursday, May 28, 2020
UHERO: How Long Will Reopening Take?
By UHERO @ 7:39 PM :: 207 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...The question is what that reopening will look like, how long it will take, and what the legacy of COVID-19 will be for the Hawaii economy....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Which Hawaii Zip Codes Have the Most Unemployed?
By UHERO @ 6:20 PM :: 2010 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

...claims are clustered in zip codes where the tourism industry is a particularly important source of employment....

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Tuesday, May 05, 2020
COVID Wipes Out 69% of Jobs on Maui
By UHERO @ 9:45 PM :: 1508 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

...total job reductions between January and April in Honolulu county were 34% of full-time jobs and 41% of part-time. These numbers were much higher on Hawaii (50% and 67%), Maui (69% and 68%), and Kauai (56% and 62%)....

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Monday, May 04, 2020
COVID-19: Developing Economic Recovery Scenarios for Hawaii
By UHERO @ 9:57 PM :: 573 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...The unprecedented pause in economic activity has had a profoundly negative impact on Hawaii....

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Thursday, April 30, 2020
​Can Hawai‘i Rise from the Ashes of COVID-19 as a Smart Destination?
By UHERO @ 2:42 AM :: 913 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...Hawai‘i Tourism Authority surveys found resident attitudes about tourism becoming more negative as the number of visitors increased....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
COVID Economics: Who Suffers Most?
By UHERO @ 10:27 PM :: 694 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...COVID-19’s Uneven Impact on Businesses and Workers: Results from a UHERO-Chamber of Commerce Hawaii Survey....

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
UHERO: Hawaii Needs Free Money from the Sky to Support Local Economy
By UHERO @ 11:01 PM :: 762 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...tax revenue declines that could easily top 15-20% will almost certainly require reductions in some public programs....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
​UHERO Webinar: How to Control the Coronavirus Epidemic and Bring Back Hawaiʻi’s Economy
By UHERO @ 11:05 PM :: 915 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...Monday, April 20, 2020 5:30pm – 6:30pm....

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Friday, April 10, 2020
Post Corona Recovery: How to Reopen Hawaii's Non-Tourism Economy
By UHERO @ 8:44 PM :: 1950 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...77% of Hawaii's Economy Isn't Tourism; Policymakers Can Take Steps To Reopen It....

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Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Is Hawaii Really Run by the HTA?
By UHERO @ 8:24 PM :: 633 Views :: Tourism

...HTA is a destination management organization and not strictly a destination marketing organization....

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Thursday, April 02, 2020
UHERO: What is the COVID-19 exit strategy?
By UHERO @ 2:35 AM :: 584 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...Herd Immunity or Containment through Test and Trace?....

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Monday, March 30, 2020
Economists Expect 140,000 Unemployed
By UHERO @ 11:26 PM :: 582 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...the job count will average 11% lower than 2019 for the year as a whole, and real income will be more than 3% lower. Visitor arrivals for the year will be down an astounding 41%....

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Saturday, March 28, 2020
Using Extensive Testing and Geographical Isolation to Mitigate the Coronavirus Crisis in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 6:29 PM :: 622 Views :: COVID-19

...Hawaii needs to quickly adopt and implement a plan to control and then halt the spread of the coronavirus....

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Saturday, March 28, 2020
The Agony of Restaurant Workers
By UHERO @ 6:23 PM :: 618 Views :: Small Business

...social distancing has significant economic impacts....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
COVID19: Hawaii Tourism Drops 35% Since March 1
By UHERO @ 3:31 AM :: 1064 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Tourism

...In the past two weeks, things have changed markedly, and a SARS-type V-shaped path is now too optimistic.... 

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Friday, March 06, 2020
UHERO: Making a High-Quality State Revenue/Tax System
By UHERO @ 7:47 PM :: 587 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Hawaii citizens can count on seeing a slew of bills introduced to raise taxes on somebody....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
UHERO: Corona Virus May Damage State Economy
By UHERO @ 5:02 PM :: 741 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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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Charting a New Fiscal Course for Hawaii: Fiscal Architecture Approach
By UHERO @ 1:49 AM :: 923 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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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Cost of Living: Hawaii Per Capita Income 4th-Lowest in USA
By UHERO @ 8:07 PM :: 1167 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...after adjusting for Hawaii’s high prices, the purchasing power of income per person was the fourth lowest in the nation....

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Saturday, December 21, 2019
UHERO: Hawaii economy enters soft patch
By UHERO @ 1:00 AM :: 1152 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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Sunday, October 20, 2019
Cabotage Sabotage: Jones Act Reduces Water Trade Between US States
By UHERO @ 3:04 AM :: 1077 Views :: Jones Act

...the costs associated with the Jones Act are empirically important and should be taken into account by policy makers....

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Friday, October 18, 2019
NELHA Economic Impact Estimated
By UHERO @ 4:16 AM :: 6092 Views :: Hawaii County , Tax Credits

... NELHA Host Park generates over $100M annually ....

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Friday, October 04, 2019
UHERO: Planned Projects Support Healthy Construction Outlook
By UHERO @ 10:23 PM :: 1185 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 :: 1248 Views :: Economy

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

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Friday, September 20, 2019
Drivers of well-being in Hawaii: Quantifying individual and community impacts
By UHERO @ 6:15 AM :: 1118 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...In Gallup’s annual well-being index, Hawaii occupied the #1 spot among US states for six out of the past 10 years....

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Cabotage Sabotage? The Curious Case of the Jones Act
By UHERO @ 6:37 PM :: 1368 Views :: Jones Act

...UHERO examines the economic implications of the Jones Act....

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Friday, May 17, 2019
UHERO: Counties see synchronized slowing
By UHERO @ 7:23 PM :: 2287 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 03, 2019
UHERO: Recent data confirm weaker growth
By UHERO @ 4:24 PM :: 1948 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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Saturday, April 06, 2019
UHERO: How Obamacare Affects Micronesian Health
By UHERO @ 5:49 PM :: 2223 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The Impact of Public Health Insurance on Medical Utilization in a Vulnerable Population: Evidence from COFA Migrants....

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Is Leasehold Housing Built on Government Land a Solution to Unaffordable Housing in Honolulu?
By UHERO @ 4:50 AM :: 3090 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...the State (in 1967) and the City and County of Honolulu (in 2004) passed legislation designed to dismantle leasehold housing on private lands....

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Friday, March 22, 2019
How high is too high? What’s known and unknown about minimum wage increases
By UHERO @ 4:02 AM :: 2352 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...the subsequent increase to $13 led to large reductions in hours for low wage workers of 6-7% that completely offset a 3% rise in the average hourly wages....

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Friday, March 01, 2019
UHERO: Hawaii Economy slows markedly. Is more in store?
By UHERO @ 3:48 PM :: 2261 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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Friday, February 15, 2019
Charting a New Course For Hawaii Tourism
By UHERO @ 1:21 PM :: 2142 Views :: Tourism

...Diminishing economic contribution, eroding resident sentiment, and increasing congestion and stress on sites and attractions provide evidence that the current governance model is inadequate....

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Friday, February 08, 2019
UHERO: New Benchmarking Will Reveal Higher Unemployment
By UHERO @ 3:09 PM :: 2049 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...We expect downward revisions in the healthcare industry and in accommodation and food services, where job gains remained lackluster throughout 2018....

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Friday, December 14, 2018
UHERO Economic Forecast: Record-high Visitor Numbers--Unimpressive Income Gains
By UHERO @ 4:59 PM :: 2266 Views :: Economy

...record-high visitor numbers, record-low unemployment, and ongoing—if unimpressive—income gains....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
UHERO: Revenue Decoupling Jacks up Utility Rates
By UHERO @ 3:36 AM :: 2273 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...statistically significant upward adjustments on average are observed across utilities that experienced decoupling....

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Monday, October 01, 2018
Food Waste Recycling Program Makes Pigs Happy--But Costs City at H-Power
By UHERO @ 8:45 PM :: 3184 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture, Small Business

“The vast majority of those businesses impacted by the City’s food waste recycling ordinance are continuing to use local piggeries to recycle their food waste.”

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Friday, September 28, 2018
Hawaii Construction Forecast: After Pullback, Construction Prospects Firm
By UHERO @ 11:33 PM :: 3400 Views :: Development, Economy, Labor

...Following two years of decline, the pace of building in Hawaii has stabilized. The value of construction permits is posting healthy gains across all sub-sectors this year....

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Friday, September 21, 2018
UHERO: Hawaii's Growth Down, But Not Out
By UHERO @ 2:49 PM :: 2168 Views :: Economy

...Global tourism continues to power forward, and there remains a healthy pipeline of construction work. And even with the recent labor market weakness, Hawaii continues to enjoy its lowest unemployment in many years....

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Friday, August 10, 2018
As SEC Closes in on Elon Musk, UHERO Continues to Dream Up New Ways to Send Him Money
By UHERO @ 1:29 AM :: 2602 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...This study asks the question, how valuable is residential real-time pricing (RTP) in comparison to time-of-use (TOU) rates to absorb increasing sources of intermittent renewable energy?....

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
UHERO: Wind and Solar will Drive up Electric Rates a Lot More
By UHERO @ 3:06 AM :: 3185 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...the variability of solar and wind power makes the system-wide costs grow considerably as their share of the power mix rises....

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Thursday, June 07, 2018
Is the Hawaii Convention Center Profitable?
By UHERO @ 1:59 AM :: 3295 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Tourism

...HTA CEO George Szegeti said “In CY2017 the convention center turned a net operating profit of $1.1 million, marking its second consecutive year of profitability.” This is surprising news, indeed....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
UHERO: Healthy county economies face growing pains
By UHERO @ 9:47 PM :: 1939 Views :: Economy

...Tourism keeps surprising to the upside, even as visitor numbers strain infrastructure and communities....

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Who is Driving Electric Vehicles in Hawaii?
By UHERO @ 9:42 PM :: 3187 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...An analysis of factors that affect EV adoption in Hawaii....

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Monday, May 14, 2018
UHERO: Rolling Blackouts Can Hide Green Energy Rate Hikes
By UHERO @ 7:56 PM :: 2628 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... Dynamic pricing = 'Voluntary' rolling blackouts or brownouts.  You agree to use at certain hours and not at others ....

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Friday, May 04, 2018
UHERO: Hawaii set for more growth
By UHERO @ 4:59 PM :: 2816 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Tourism has surged again in the first part of 2018, extending one of the longest periods of sustained visitor growth. Construction, while volatile month to month, also remains on a high plateau....

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Friday, May 04, 2018
Rethinking Hawaii Tourism: Time to Shift from Marketing to Managing Tourism?
By UHERO @ 2:06 AM :: 2045 Views :: Tourism

...Even though most respondents still think tourism brings more benefits than costs to our state, the percent of those who think otherwise has been rising for some time....

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Sunday, March 04, 2018
Republican Tax Cuts Pump $1.3B into Hawaii Economy
By UHERO @ 1:30 AM :: 4296 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Democrat media unanimous: 'Nothing to see here'....

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Friday, December 15, 2017
UHERO: Hawaii’s Long Expansion Gets Global Economic Lift
By UHERO @ 3:38 PM :: 3401 Views :: Economy, Tourism

...Improving global conditions provide a favorable environment for continued expansion in the Islands....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
UHERO: Carbon Tax Would Bring together energy and climate change policy
By UHERO @ 1:35 AM :: 4009 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...global warming is just an excuse for tax hikes and rate hikes....

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