Economy

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Location, Location, Location! A uniquely Hawaiʻi economic development strategy

Read the full UHERO Brief. By Steven Bond-Smith* Hawai‘i’s vulnerability to economic shocks has become …

Waikiki by Micahel Olsen/Unsplash

Location, Location, Location! A uniquely Hawai‘i economic development strategy

Read the summary blog post. By Steven Bond-Smith Hawaiʻi’s economy is in trouble. Unemployment is …

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The Hawaii Film Tax Credit: An Update

By Sumner La Croix and James Mak In 1997, Hawaii was one of the first …

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UHERO Forecast for the State of Hawaii: More Substantial Recovery in Sight

Hawaii is struggling to emerge from the COVID-19 downturn, but the recovery is poised to …

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Legalizing Casino Gaming to Fund Homes for Native Hawaiians

By James Mak Times are hard at the state legislature as lawmakers grapple with the …

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Reviving Agriculture to Diversify Hawaii’s Economy

Hawaii state policymakers have identified agriculture as a sector capable of substantial expansion as part …

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Annual Hawaii Forecast With Global Outlook: Mainland COVID-19 surge means a bleak winter, but vaccines promise 2021 growth

The Hawaii economy began to recover from the COVID-19 downturn by the end of the …

UHERO partnering in Back on the Wave Oʻahu

The City and County of Honolulu and UHERO’s Ruben Juarez have developed a COVID-19 health …

Reopening Japanese Tourism in Hawaii: Is it Safe?

In this short policy brief, we aim to answer four questions. 1. Will Japanese tourists …