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Monday, October 14, 2019
Fastest-Growing Cities? Honolulu Ranks 407th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 PM :: 396 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 :: 605 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

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

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Friday, October 04, 2019
UHERO: Planned Projects Support Healthy Construction Outlook
By UHERO @ 10:23 PM :: 499 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 :: 712 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 :: 557 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 :: 690 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 :: 676 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 :: 936 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 :: 1062 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 :: 1170 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 :: 848 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 09, 2019
Free Market Economics with Mark Skousen
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:28 AM :: 645 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 :: 1525 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 :: 1813 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 :: 1452 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 :: 1058 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 :: 1509 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 :: 948 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 05, 2019
Panos: Some Ways To Stop The Exodus To The Mainland
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:02 AM :: 1948 Views :: Economy, Cost of Living

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

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Monday, June 03, 2019
Hawaii Economy is Booming--And It's the 4th Worst
By Selected News Articles @ 6:50 PM :: 1536 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

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

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Sunday, June 02, 2019
Earth Is Nearly 520 Percent More Abundant Now Than in 1980
By Selected News Articles @ 8:30 PM :: 1843 Views :: Energy, Environment, Economy

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

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Sunday, June 02, 2019
Shining Light on Revenue Estimates
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1315 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 :: 1473 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 :: 1215 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 :: 1399 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 :: 1303 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 02, 2019
BEA: Hawaii Economic Growth Slows to 1%
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 1548 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 :: 2734 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 :: 2491 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 :: 1263 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 06, 2019
DBEDT Projects Slower Economy, Rising Unemployment
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 1712 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

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

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Friday, March 01, 2019
UHERO: Hawaii Economy slows markedly. Is more in store?
By UHERO @ 3:48 PM :: 1657 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 :: 2016 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

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

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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
The Simon Abundance Index: Population growth equals greater resources
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:43 AM :: 1627 Views :: Environment, Economy

...instead of making resources scarcer, population growth has gone hand in hand with greater resource abundance....

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Friday, January 18, 2019
How we can keep our children in Hawaii?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:52 PM :: 2063 Views :: Economy, Jones Act, Taxes

...Senate President Ron Kouchi talked about how his “greatest passion was to create a Hawaii where each and every one one of our children could come home.”....

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Friday, January 18, 2019
Hawaii Construction Employment Down 4.8% for 2018
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 1915 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii suffered the second-largest construction employment decline in USA....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Hawaii's coming recession--Are legislators Listening?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:03 PM :: 1931 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...The economic boom of the last few years allowed them to continue spending at high levels, and many of them would like to keep it that way....

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Saturday, December 22, 2018
Grassroot: Our Santa wish list for Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:31 PM :: 1667 Views :: Economy

...Well, it’s Christmas season again, so here is what I drafted recently for Santa to consider....

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Friday, December 14, 2018
Ige: Lofty ideals, few practical solutions
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:03 PM :: 1679 Views :: Economy

...Expanding economic freedom in Hawaii is the first step....

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Friday, December 14, 2018
UHERO Economic Forecast: Record-high Visitor Numbers--Unimpressive Income Gains
By UHERO @ 4:59 PM :: 1746 Views :: Economy

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

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
DBEDT: International Students Contribute $498M to Economy
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 2226 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...direct spending by foreign students in Hawaii was $241.5 million for the calendar year 2017.  This estimate includes the total living expenses and institutional tuition and fees....

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
State economic growth downgraded
By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 1792 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...DBEDT revised its projection on Hawaii’s economic growth downward to 1 percent for 2018 from 1.5 percent....

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Hawaii 39% of Homeowners are 'Equity Rich'
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 2723 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...second only to California....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Hawaii rank goes up, but not its economic freedom
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:31 PM :: 2087 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...The Economic Freedom of North America 2018 outlines Hawaii's statistical paradox....

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Friday, September 28, 2018
Hawaii Construction Forecast: After Pullback, Construction Prospects Firm
By UHERO @ 11:33 PM :: 2641 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 28, 2018
DBEDT Report: Top 20 Occupations in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:19 AM :: 2319 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Retail Sales Workers topped the list at 42,445 workers in 2016, which accounted for 5.9 percent of Hawaii’s civilian workforce; followed by Food and Beverage Serving Workers at 40,775, 5.7 percent ... Construction Trade Workers ranked third place 34,137, 4.8 percent....

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Friday, September 21, 2018
UHERO: Hawaii's Growth Down, But Not Out
By UHERO @ 2:49 PM :: 1759 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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Monday, August 27, 2018
Hawaii--6th Best Economy in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 10:24 PM :: 2023 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii has the most expensive real estate in the country. However, it also has one of the most affluent populations in the country....

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
DBEDT Slashes Hawaii economic growth projection from 1.9% to 1.5%
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 1944 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii’s economic growth during the first quarter of 2018 was at 1 percent and the Honolulu consumer inflation was at 1.6 percent for the first half of 2018. Both numbers came out much lower than projected....

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Friday, June 29, 2018
DBEDT: "Population and Economic Projections for the State of Hawaii to 2045"
By News Release @ 11:32 AM :: 2074 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...The report projects that Hawaii’s economy, measured by real gross domestic product (GDP), will grow at 1.7 percent per year between 2016 and 2045....

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