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UHERO's Economic Information Service is a community-sponsored research program of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.




UHERO's Economic Information Service is a community-sponsored research program of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The EIS provides the Hawaii community with information on economic, demographic, and business trends in the State and the Asia-Pacific region. The primary activity of the EIS is the collection, interpretation, and projection of statistical and other data on the changing economic and business environment in the State, its four counties, and principal external economies. Summaries and analyses are disseminated through forecast reports, public fora, and regular forecast updates. UHERO develops and maintains high-frequency industry level statistical models of Hawaii, its four counties and key external economies to support rigorous forecasting exercises. The quality of the EIS work is enhanced by academic peer review and publication.

Schedule of EIS Reports

EIS forecast reports are available to subscribers as a package or individually for as little as $120/year. For pricing information, download the EIS Subscription Form. (Link to 1.3.1 EIS Subscription Form.pdf)

  1. Annual Hawaii Economic Forecast: Review of economic conditions and detailed three-year forecast for the state economy. 1st Quarter (Updates in Q2, Q3, and Q4).
  2. County Economic Forecast: Review of economic conditions and detailed three-year forecasts for the four counties. 2nd Quarter.
  3. Annual Hawaii Construction Forecast: Review of construction industry conditions and three-year forecast. 3rd quarter (update in Q1).
  4. Global Economic Forecast: Review of economic conditions in the world economy with particular focus on Asia. Includes multi-year forecasts for major countries and regions. 4th quarter.

The EIS Online Database

This unique database houses up-to-date statistics on the State, county, and key external economies. The site provides an easy-to-use graphical interface, data display in monthly, quarterly, and annual formats (as applicable), and data download in the industry-standard .CSV file format for immediate loading in Microsoft Excel© or other graphing and reporting software. The system, which is continually expanding, currently houses historical data on more than 1,400 economic indicators. Users can examine historical trends and cross reference up to two indicators simultaneously.

EIS Sponsorships

The UHERO EIS depends in part on base support provided by program sponsors. Contributions from EIS sponsors underwrite data collection and model development, student research assistant training, our comprehensive online economic data library, and public forecast summary releases. Sponsorships also support the broader UHERO mission to provide substantive research to inform public and private sector decision making in Hawaii. Sponsors receive additional benefits beyond UHERO's regular forecast reports. Please see our sponsorship page .

Premium Services

UHERO conducts customized research for public and private sector clients. Examples include detailed twenty-year demographic/economic forecasts for the state and the four counties, online Economic Information Service surveys of county business conditions, and long-term policy scenarios for development in specific sectors. Please contact us for more information.

University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization
Saunders Hall, Suite 704
2424 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822